Since publication of the first edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment in 1974, over 120,000 students have successfully used this classic text, which takes a social systems approach to human behavioran approach that perceives connections between fields of practice, between methods, and across professional disciplines and bodies of theory. Completely revised and updated, this fifth edition reflects awareness of the role of varied cultural and ethnic features within the social environment, and recognizes the importance of the lengthened lifecycle.
Takes a social systems approach to human behavior. Chapters on fields of behavior begin with the person and range outward to culture and society. Examples from practice and from behavioral patterns are drawn from the social sciences, topical events, literature, and the authors' personal and professional experiences. This fifth edition shows a full sensitivity to the diverse constituencies of the human services, and reflects awareness of the role of varied cultural and ethnic features within the social environment. A disk is available on request with this edition. The authors are professors in social work at various US universities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)