Higher Education

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 5th Edition

  • José B. Ashford Arizona State University
  • Craig W. LeCroy Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 084002911X  |  ISBN-13: 9780840029119
  • 768 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2001
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $177.75
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About

Overview

This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach to the topic, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity addressed throughout the text. The text provides solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of the content. Furthermore, as part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), thus helping students connect foundation knowledge with specific practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps (for each discussion of behavior in the development chapters) clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development across the life span. This framework gives students a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession.

Features and Benefits

  • The authors continue to emphasize applicability of social work principles--a hallmark of the book since the first edition.
  • The authors provide broad and balanced coverage of micro-, mezzo-, and macro- (systems) content. To help students apply concepts to direct practice, the text provides a solid foundation in the biological, psychological, and social sciences.
  • The authors' multidimensional framework guides students' understanding of social work theory and its implications for assessment of human behavior and social work practice across the life span.
  • "Implications for Practice" sections highlight critical issues for social workers and link foundation knowledge to assessment, prevention, intervention, and policy issues.
  • "Focus On" sections reflect current CSWE guidelines by examining different voices and perspectives, focusing in this edition on Multiculturalism and Narrative.
  • "Personal Narratives" offer firsthand accounts of real-life experiences related to diversity issues such as racism, poverty, sexual orientation, and ageism. Through these different voices, students gain a real-world flavor of the material discussed.

Table of Contents

1. A Multidimensional Framework for Assessing Social Functioning.
2. The Biophysical Dimension for Assessing Social Functioning.
3. The Psychological Dimension for Assessing Social Functioning.
4. The Social Dimension for Assessing Social Functioning.
5. Pregnancy.
6. Infancy.
7. Early Childhood.
8. Middle Childhood.
9. Adolescence.
10. Young Adulthood.
11. Middle Adulthood.
12. Late Adulthood.
Epilogue: The Journey of Life.
Glossary.
References.
Credits.
Photo Credits.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • NEW This edition is thoroughly up to date with the most recent EPAS requirements.
  • NEW Helping Hands icons in the chapters and end-of-chapter Competency Notes spotlight text coverage of the required Core Competencies and recommended Practice Behaviors detailed by CSWE's new EPAS 2008.
  • NEW "Competency Notes" features presented at the end of each chapter summarize the EPAS concepts covered in the chapter and serve as a helpful review tool.
  • NEW The box feature "Focus on Technology" addresses the impact of technology on human development and behavior (all chapters).
  • NEW Discussion of spirituality and its effects on behavior and development will be expanded in relevant chapters.
  • NEW Discussion of human life span development theory is expanded, particularly in the biology chapter.
  • NEW This edition's ancillary packages includes the new Curriculum Quick Guide for instructors, which provides step-by-step instructions and tools to track students' learning progress and understanding of CSWE competencies. The Practice Behaviors Workbook for students, available for packaging with the text, offers role-play prompts and written exercises to tie EPAS application to content presented in the text.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Printed Text + Practice Behaviors Workbook + Social Work CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code, Intl. Edition

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133354777 | ISBN-13: 9781133354772)

The Instructor's Manual contains resources such as suggested class discussions and projects designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. Many handouts, including some relating the Raul Salazar case from Chapters 2–4 of the book, help to further illustrate concepts.

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133371361 | ISBN-13: 9781133371366)

The Test Bank offers essay and multiple-choice questions.

Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133371345 | ISBN-13: 9781133371342)

This innovative, all-new practice-oriented workbook includes experiential learning exercises explicitly aligned to the practice behaviors recommended in the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The workbook encourages students to begin developing their skills with social work practice behaviors through case-based exercises, short-answer ethical questions, critical-thinking questions, and role-play exercises in class or as activity assignments to be done outside of class. Each exercise is linked to specific practice behaviors, and each chapter is followed by an assessment rubric to be completed by the student, a peer evaluator, or you to foster accountability.

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Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows students to build skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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Student Supplements

Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133371345 | ISBN-13: 9781133371342)

This innovative, all-new practice-oriented workbook includes experiential learning exercises explicitly aligned to the practice behaviors recommended in the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The workbook encourages you to begin developing your skills with social work practice behaviors through case-based exercises, short-answer ethical questions, critical-thinking questions, and role-play exercises in class or as activity assignments to be done outside of class. Each exercise is linked to specific practice behaviors, and each chapter is followed by an assessment rubric to be completed by you, a peer evaluator, or your instructor to foster accountability.

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Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

José B. Ashford

José B. Ashford teaches the human behavior courses in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and serves as a professor in the doctoral program in sociology. He is also an affiliate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law and Behavioral Science, and Justice and Social Inquiry. Dr. Ashford is the principle investigator of the Community Justice Support Services grant, funded by the Maricopa County Human Services Department, and the Chief Research Consultant for the Office of the City of Phoenix Prosecutor. He testifies around the country as a social history and life course expert in the assessment of mitigating factors in capital murder cases, and is actively engaged with the Arizona Justice Project in examining the lives of juveniles serving life sentences. He has published widely in areas dealing with the assessment, classification, and treatment of special need offenders; forensic social work; mitigation of punishment; risk and needs assessment; and offender reentry.

Craig W. LeCroy

Craig Winston LeCroy is a professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. LeCroy has directed several projects for children and adolescents, including a Children's Bureau grant focused on home visitation for parents of young children, a National Institute of Mental Health Training Grant for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, and several prevention projects including substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, and Go Grrls, a primary prevention program for early adolescent girls. Professor LeCroy has published widely in the areas of home visitation children's mental health, social skills training with youth, and risk and needs assessment with juvenile offenders.