Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course

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SAGE Publications, Sep 2, 2014 - Social Science - 576 pages

In this Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison uses her multidimensional framework to examine the influences that can impact human behavior across time. Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, the book weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research to provide a comprehensive and global perspective on all the major developmental life stages, from conception through very late adulthood.

The companion text, Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Fifth Edition, examines the multiple dimensions of person and environment and their impact on individual and collective behavior. Together, these two texts provide the most comprehensive coverage available for Human Behavior courses. Order the books together with bundle ISBN: 978-1-4833-8097-1.

“Overall, I believe Elizabeth Hutchison has done an outstanding job in addressing the unique biopsychosocial aspects associated with each stage of development along the life course.” —David Skiba, Niagara University

“The explicit focus on and reiteration of social work competencies throughout is particularly impressive and helps students preparing for licensure to draw concrete connections between the knowledge in the text and what they will be expected to know.” —Jamie Mitchell, Wayne State University

“The use of cases and questions offered the connection to context that we were looking for.” —Gwenelle S. O’Neal, West Chester University

“Great introductory textbook covering material related to Human Behavior in the Social Environment at an appropriate depth and breadth.” —Lisa M. Shannon, Morehead State University

 

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Contents

Integration With a Multidimensional Multitheoretical
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The Suarez Family After September
Basic Concepts of the Life Course Perspective
Major Themes of the Life Course Perspective
Opening Questions
Hazel Gerekes and Cecelia Kins
Reproductive Genetics
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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 lives in Reno, Nevada, where she is a hands-on grandmother and an activist on local justice issues.


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