In this new aggregated edition of Anissa Taun Roger’s Human Behavior in the Social Environment, readers will find a comprehensive overview of the issues related to human behavior and the social environment. Chapters are organized to first present foundational theoretical perspectives on the human condition, and then provide information on the basic facets of human development, encouraging students to use conceptual lens to inform their practice with individuals at different stages of life. The four final chapters cover theoretical frameworks and approaches to four areas of macro concern: spirituality, families and groups, organizations, and communities. Through this section, students will understand how contemporary theories and approaches build from foundational perspectives, and how they in turn can be used to inform their work with clients.

In this edition and updated companion website, readers will also find:

  • Particular emphasis on the ways in which poverty, diversity, and strengths affect human development and behavior
  • The opportunity to see how the concepts fit into social work practice using chapter opening case examples that are referred to throughout the chapter.
  • Interactive case studies at www.routledgesw.com/cases: Six easy-to-access fictional cases with dynamic characters and situations that students can easily reach from any computer and that provide a "learning by doing" format unavailable with any other text. Your students will have an advantage unlike any other they will experience in their social work training.
  • A full library of instructor-only resources at www.routledgesw.com/hbse that provide full-text readings that connect to the concepts presented in each of the chapters; a complete bank of objective-based and essay-type test items, all linked to current CSWE EPAS (Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards); PowerPoint presentations to help students master key concepts; annotated links to a treasure trove of social work assets on the Internet; and a forum inviting all instructors using books in the series to communicate with each other and share ideas to improve teaching and learning.

chapter 6|39 pages

Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Issues

chapter 7|40 pages

Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

chapter 8|32 pages

Development in Middle Childhood

chapter 9|44 pages

Development in Adolescence

chapter 10|38 pages

Development in Early Adulthood

chapter 11|34 pages

Development in Middle Adulthood

chapter 12|48 pages

Development in Late Adulthood

chapter 14|38 pages

Spirituality and Human Behavior

chapter 15|38 pages

Families and Groups

chapter 17|29 pages

Communities and the Social Environment