Essentials of Human Behavior: Integrating Person, Environment, and the Life Course

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SAGE Publications, Jan 13, 2012 - Social Science - 896 pages
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Essentials of Human Behavior: Integrating Person, Environment, and the Life Course by Elizabeth D. Hutchison presents an integration of social work’s time-honored person-in-environment approach to understanding human behavior with theory and research about the human life course.

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Elizabeth D. Hutchison, MSW, PhD, received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She was on the faculty in the Social Work Department at Elms College from 1980 to 1987, and served as chair of the department from 1982 to 1987. She was on the faculty in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987 to 2009, where she taught courses in human behavior and the social environment, social work and social justice, and child and family policy; she also served as field practicum liaison. She has been a social worker in health, mental health, aging, and child and family welfare settings. She is committed to providing social workers with comprehensive, current, and useful frameworks for thinking about human behavior. Her other research interests focus on child and family welfare. She currently lives in Rancho Mirage, California where she is active in environmental justice issues facing farm workers in East Coachella Valley.

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