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Author Kirst-Ashman, Karen Kay.

Title Human behavior, communities, organizations, and groups in the macro social environment / Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
Edition Second edition
Published Belmont, CA : Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2008


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 MELB  302 Kir/Hbc 2008  AVAILABLE
Description xxvi, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction to Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment -- 2. Human Behavior in Groups: Theories and Dynamics -- 3. Types of Groups in the Macro Social Environment -- 4. Knowledge and Theories About Organizations -- 5. Social Service Organizational Settings, Goals, and Environmental Contexts -- 6. Organizational Structure and Dynamics -- 7. Human Behavior, Management, and Empowerment in Organizations -- 8. Communities in the Macro Social Environment: Theories and Concepts -- 9. Assessment of Geographic Communities and Empowerment -- 10. Neighborhood Empowerment -- 11. Diversity, Populations-at-risk, and Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment -- 12. Social Justice and the Global Community
Summary In this text, Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings while helping you develop the necessary skills to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. By focusing on empowerment, she highlights the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about
Notes This edition published in 2007
"An empowerment approach" --cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-400) and indexes
Subject Social ecology.
Social psychology.
Human behavior.
Organizational behavior.
Social groups.
Social service.
LC no. 2007920375
ISBN 0495095141 paperback
9780495095149 paperback