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Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

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Whitney Payne, University of Arkansas

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: University of Arkansas

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • I. Traditional Paradigms & Dominant Perspectives on Individuals
  • II. Alternative Perspectives on Individuals
  • III. Perspectives on Families
  • IV. Perspectives on Groups
  • V. Stages of Group Development & Group Think
  • VI. Perspectives on Organizations
  • VII. Perspectives on Communities
  • VIII. Communities & Police Relations
  • IX. Global Perspectives & Theories
  • X. Additional Resources

About the Book

These materials will help students and instructors alike explore human behavior and how it is shaped and impacted by both traditional and non-traditional paradigms. This text will also support the reader in having a deeper understanding of how the environment, in all of its complexity, can affect individuals, families, groups, and communities.

It is my hope that the information contained in this book will help you, as a future social worker, approach client systems with empathy, understanding, and a compassionate curiosity that allows for comprehensive assessment, individualized approaches to treatment, and continuity of care.

About the Contributors


Professor Whitney Payne was the Treatment Coordinator of the Northwest Arkansas Community Correction Center, a residential treatment facility that serves 100 non-violent, female offenders who often struggle with chemical dependency. Professor Payne worked at NWACCC from June of 2010 August of 2016. Professor Payne became an adjunct faculty member with the University of Arkansas School of Social Work in August of 2012 and was hired as a Clinical Assistant Professor in August of 2016. Professor Payne graduated with a BSW from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2008 and an MSW for the University of Arkansas in 2010. In addition to these degrees, Professor Payne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor.