Welcome to the website for Katherine van Wormer, Fred Besthorn, and Thomas Keefe"s Human Behavior and the Social Environment, macro level: Groups, Communities, and Organizations! HBSE courses in social work focus on the reciprocity between individuals and their social contexts; at the micro level, the curriculum explores individual human development across the life span. The focus of this second volume is much broader, taking in the social environment inhabited by the individual and the impact of these surroundings, whether physical or political or spiritual on the individual, family, or group. Consistent with the theoretical framework of the book, this manual presents a holistic model that encompasses mind, body, spirit, and environment. Considerations of race, class and gender are paramount across the sweep of the subject matter covered in the book " the group, culture, community, social organization, and the natural and spiritual realms. The importance of the environmental context in shaping behavior is the overarching theme of this text and the critical thinking exercises, resource recommendations, and sample test questions provided in this instructor"s manual reflect this fact. The critical thinking exercises have as their purpose the development of awareness of one"s beliefs and attitudes toward social oppression in the society, especially of people with backgrounds that are diverse from those of the mainstream.
The following pages contain a wealth of resources for students and professors. On the following pages, you will find:
In addition, comprehensive PowerPoint sets are available for instructors to download for both volumes. To access these resources, please email Mary Helen Turnage to obtain the username and password.
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