AUTHORS: Kirst-Ashman, Karen K. - ©2014
HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition, helps you learn how to promote positive change by building upon the strengths of macro systems, taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Author Karen Kirst-Ashman provides a comprehensive overview of human behavior in a macro setting, while citing real-world practice and case studies to illustrate theories and their application. The text focuses on empowerment-encouraging communities, organizations, and groups to promote change from the inside out. Throughout the text, you'll be encouraged to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior, and ultimately, how they shape the practice of social work. You'll find up-to-date coverage of international social work organizations, issues for LGBTQ individuals, the Hawthorne effect, cognitive behavioral therapy, and many other topics that reflect the latest developments and concerns in the field.