Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 June 2022

528 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197575543

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Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment

Context for Social Work Practice and Advocacy

Fourth Edition

Miriam McNown Johnson

  • Provides readers with the tools necessary to use their knowledge to provide appropriate interventions at all levels of practice, as well as promote social and economic justice.
  • Offers complex concepts in a simple format, allowing students to analyze the relationship between individuals and various systems, and better retain and apply their knowledge as they prepare to engage with clients and client systems

New to this Edition:

  • Enhanced pedagogical devices with more distinctive font, and graphics
  • Includes updated policies and events since 2013
  • Discussions on physical environment and spirituality
  • Expansion of discussion of theories and application to macro settings, and adding more diverse theories and perspectives (critical race theory, intersectional feminism, etc.)
  • Discussion of social media bias and fake news, including more prominent issues during this administration re: the pandemic and the BLM protests in response to the death of George Floyd, etc.
  • Expanded global coverage - showing impact US has had on the world and vice versa

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