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Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment, International Edition
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HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, INTERNATIONAL EDITION

PAPERBACK BY KIRST-ASHMAN, KAREN (UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, WHITEWATER)

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ISBN
9781285416557
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EDITION
4TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
CENGAGE LEARNING, INC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
656 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
19 FEB 2013

DESCRIPTION

Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, International Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about.

CONTENTS

Preface. 1. Introduction to Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment. 2. Values and Principles that Guide Generalist Practice in the Macro Social Environment. 3. Human Behavior in Groups: Theories and Dynamics. 4. Types of Groups in the Macro Social Environment. 5. Knowledge and Theories about Organizations. 6. Social Service Organizational Settings, Goals and Environmental Contexts. 7. Organizational Structure and Dynamics. 8. Human Behavior, Management, and Empowerment in Organizations. 9. Communities in the Macro Social Environment: Theories and Concepts. 10. Assessment of Geographic Communities and Empowerment. 11. Neighborhood Empowerment. 12. Diversity, Populations-at-Risk, and Empowerment in the Macro Social Environment. 13. Social Justice and the Global Community. References. Name Index. Subject Index.