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Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment,
11th Edition

Charles Zastrow, Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, Sarah L. Hessenauer

ISBN-13: 9781337556477 | ISBN-10: 1337556475

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 848 pages

List Price USD $199.95

Overview

The main objective of social work is to facilitate positive changes in individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The first step in this change process is accurate assessment — and that's the primary focus of UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. Focusing on individual behavior within families and other systems, this book will help you understand the underlying reasons why people act the way they do. You'll learn about biological, psychological, and social development at different lifespan stages, as well as about the benefits of strengths and empowerment approaches to social work. To further prepare you for your career, this edition's content aligns with the core competencies and recommended behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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Meet the Authors

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Charles Zastrow, MSW, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, BSW, MSSW, and PhD, was a full professor and a former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies. She received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1986 and its Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Council on Social Work Education in addition to being an accreditation site visitor, and is a current member of BPD and NASW. She has served on the editorial board of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals, including the Journal of Social Work Education. She is the author of numerous publications, articles, and reviews concerning social work and women's issues. Other books she has authored or coauthored include INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: CRITICAL THINKING PERSPECTIVES (5th ed); HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATION, AND GROUPS (4th ed); GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES (5th ed); THE MACRO SKILLS WORKBOOK (2nd ed); and UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE (8th ed).

Sarah L. Hessenauer, BSW, MSW, PhD, is an associate professor in social work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has been in the department for ten years and is currently chair of the department. She earned her BSW degree in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, her MSW in 1991 from UW-Milwaukee, and her PhD in 2011 from Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Hessenauer is a certified licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin, and has worked as a practitioner and administrator in a variety of mental health and addictions agencies. She is a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation site visitor and a current member of NASW, BPD, and CSWE. She has authored several articles and is a reviewer for several social work journals.

  • The content addresses the nine competencies and 31 behaviors in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of CSWE.
  • New material on trauma informed care appears in Chapter 4.
  • This edition includes substantial material in Chapter 14 on the importance of social workers using self-care strategies. (These self-care strategies are also the strategies that social workers need to convey to their clients so that clients can improve their psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being.)
  • Material on the importance of the "natural environment" and "environmental justice" in the practice of social work has been added in Chapter 1.
  • This MindTap course is Quality Matters Certified. For more information, visit www.qualitymatters.org
  • Material is presented in a readable fashion, avoiding jargon-free language as much as possible. Numerous case examples, photographs, and illustrations are used in presenting provocative and controversial issues about human behavior.
  • The authors discuss strategies that promote social and economic justice, and present material on the impact of social and economic forces on individuals, social systems, and societies.
  • This edition reflects current EPAS requirements. Helping Hands icons within the chapters and end-of-chapter Competency Notes spotlight text coverage of the required core competencies and recommended behaviors detailed by the EPAS. EPAS-related content includes social work professional roles and ethical principles; mechanisms of oppression and discrimination; evidence-based interventions; environmental justice; and engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, among other topics.
  • A life-span approach allows for a description of human growth and development from conception through adulthood, including normal developmental tasks and milestones for each age group.
  • Readers learn about the biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual factors that influence development for each age group, as well as the interactions among these systems. Discussion of many of the biopsychosocial theories includes content about values and ethical issues.
  • The book presents a vast array of theories and research that seek to explain and describe human development and behavior, focusing on individual functioning within systems of various sizes (including families, groups, organizations, and communities).
  • "Ethical Questions" throughout each chapter encourage students to stop and reflect on the topics under discussion.
  • The book is systematic in its approach to learning objectives and the assessment continuum. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter are developed throughout the text and reinforced in concept summaries and summary boxes. Other features, such as "Ethical Dilemma" boxes, also promote active learning.
  • Diversity material is covered in "Spotlight on Diversity" boxes and within the text narrative. Topics include cultural content and parenting style, educational programming that responds to cultural values, child physical abuse versus discipline in diverse cultural contexts, cross-cultural perspectives on gender role development, cross-cultural research on centenarians, and NASW's standards for culturally competent practice in social work. Charts highlight diversity content and mezzo/macro systems to help students spot important integrated material.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Human Behavior and the Social Environment.
Part I: INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD.
2. Biological Development in Infancy and Childhood.
3. Psychological Development in Infancy and Childhood.
4. Social Development in Infancy and Childhood.
5. Ethnocentrism and Racism.
Part II: ADOLESCENCE.
6. Biological Development in Adolescence.
7. Psychological Development in Adolescence.
8. Social Development in Adolescence.
9. Gender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sexism.
Part III: YOUNG AND MIDDLE ADULTHOOD.
10. Biological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood.
11. Psychological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood.
12. Sociological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood.
13. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Part IV: LATER ADULTHOOD.
14. Biological Aspects of Later Adulthood.
15. Psychological Aspects of Later Adulthood.

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