Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Perspectives on Development and the Life Course
The fifth edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment takes students through the life course perspective to give a concise, compact treatment of human behavior.
The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Authors ; 1. Human Behavior and the Social Work Profession; 2. Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: The Person in the Environment; 3. Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Biopsychosocial Dimensions; 4. Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Sociocultural Dimensions; 5. Lenses for Conceptualizing Problems and Interventions: Social Change Dimensions; 6. Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Issues; 7. Development in Infancy and Early Childhood; 8. Development in Middle Childhood; 9. Development in Adolescence; 10. Development in Early Adulthood; 11. Development in Middle Adulthood; 12. Development in Late Adulthood; 13. Looking Forward: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Work Profession; References ; Glossary/Index
Anissa Taun Rogers, PhD, LCSW, MA, is Associate Dean of California State University, San Bernardino Pam Desert Campus. She was previously the Director of the Social Work Program at the University of Portland, where she also taught courses across the social work curriculum, as well as courses on the body, gender, and human sexuality. She is registered, with her dog, Sookie, as a pet therapy team, working primarily with older adults and hospice patients.
Before finding her way to social work, Dr. Rogers studied psychology, in which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. After receiving her MSW and PhD in social work, Dr. Rogers began her career in undergraduate social work education and clinical practice. In addition to teaching, her main clinical and research interests are gender, sexuality, gerontology, mental health, and end-of-life care.