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    Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

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    Susan Tyler, University of Arkansas

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    Publisher: University of Arkansas

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Qasarah Spencer, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 8/19/22

    The text covers all areas and ideas of HBSE appropriately, introducing ideas in the context of generalist social work practice. Inclusion of an index or glossary would be helpful to more readily locate definitions for important terms. read more

    Reviewed by Willa Casstevens, Associate Professor/Social Work Program Director, Buena Vista University on 12/30/21

    This review is based on a downloaded PDF file of the text. The table of contents covers relevant areas appropriately. That said, in reading the chapters, content is not always placed into a broader context for the course. Individual chapters are... read more

    Reviewed by Jaqueline Johnson, Adjunct Faculty, Professor, Marymount University on 2/10/21

    The text is well organized and comprehensive covering the lifespan of individuals and specific concerns relative human development through the phases of a human life. read more

    Reviewed by Ben Bryan, Adjunct Faculty, Social Science Department, Rogue Community College on 1/12/21

    Comprehensiveness: This book is incredibly comprehensive and seems to cover all aspects related to the title and text description. However, there are instances where the choice of what to cover in great detail seems odd. For example, Chapter 9... read more

    Table of Contents

    • I. The Person in Environment
    • II. The Biopsychosocial Dimension
    • III. The Sociocultural Dimension
    • IV. The Social Change Dimension
    • V. Pre-Pregnancy & Prenatal Development
    • VI. Development in Infancy & Toddlerhood
    • VII. Development in Early Childhood
    • VIII. Development in Middle Childhood
    • IX. Development in Adolescence
    • X. Development in Early Adulthood
    • XI. Development in Middle Adulthood
    • XII. Development in Late Adulthood

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    About the Book

    That’s what we are here to find out – Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) – How do they connect? How does it shape us? Why do we think and feel the way we do?

    This will be explored throughout this course by examining human behavior throughout life stage developments and our interactions with the social environment. This course will explore theoretical perspectives in Social Work to help provide a foundation for organizing thoughts about client needs and issues they are seeking supports for. Theories will then be connected to important developmental, social, and cultural issues that present throughout each stage of life to create an overall picture of a client’s experience and how we can use this information to have a better understanding of how people we work with are influenced and why. Knowledge of typical development in each stage of life will also inform the Social Worker if any other supports, resources, or services may be needed.

    About the Contributors


    Susan Tyler, MSW, LCSW – Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

    Professor Tyler has been teaching at the School of Social Work since Spring 2018. Before joining the School of Social Work, she worked in a community based mental health agency for over 10 years with a focus in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and School-Based Mental Health services revolving around issues related to trauma, abuse, attachment, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, foster care, adjustments, disruptive behaviors, and ADHD, through use of play therapy techniques and dyadic interventions.

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