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AUTHORS: Zastrow/Kirst-Ashman - ©2010
Using a chronological lifespan approach, bestselling UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 8e presents biological, psychological, and social development in the context of human behavior—with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment approaches to social work. Covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems, the text's comprehensive coverage offers readers insights into human behavior through intriguing case examples and thought-provoking narrative—all within a lifespan framework. A lucid, conversational writing style and rich case examples engage you in text material. Such key issues as diversity, social justice, ethics, populations-at-risk, and more are interspersed throughout the entire text. The new edition also includes updated human diversity coverage, enhanced discussions of mezzo and macro practice, expanded ethics boxes, and an all-new four-color design. Members of the accreditation board of the Council on Social Work Education, the text's authors both serve as site visitors, giving them unparalleled insight into what students need to succeed in this course!
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