Human Behavior and Social Environments: A Biopsychosocial Approach by Dennis Saleebey

Human Behavior and Social Environments: A Biopsychosocial Approach

byDennis Saleebey

Kobo ebook | April 6, 2012

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Dennis Saleebey is a professor at the School of Social Welfare and chair of the Ph.D. program at the University of Kansas. He is the author of The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, Third Edition.
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Title:Human Behavior and Social Environments: A Biopsychosocial ApproachFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 6, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231528868

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Philosophical principles
Conceptual frameworks
Integrative themes
Paradigms, postmodernism, and possibilities
M & M dialogue
Meaning-making
Self
Culture
Story, connection, ritual and myth
M & M dialogue
Strengths and Resilience
Strengths and resilience: images of altruism and humanity
Power in the people: Strengths and hope
M & M dialogue
Biopsychosocial Understanding
Human nature and the human condition
Genes and experience: The case of temperament
The brain and behavior: The biopsychosocial view
M & M dialogue
Nature and Nurture; Neurons and Narratives
Nature and nurture: How necessary are parents?
Nature
Nurture
Neurons and narratives: A biopsychosocial understanding of mental illness
M & M dialogues
Theories: Part I
The elements of theory
Part/whole analysis
Psychodynamic theory
Critique of psychodynamic theory
M & M dialogues
Theories: Part II
Ecological theory
Critique of ecological theory
Cognitive theory
Cognitive theories and the environment
Critique of cognitive approaches
Radical/critical theory
The terms and conditions of radical/critical theory
Critique of radical/critical theory
Conclusion
M & M dialogues
Families: The Variety of Us
The family and society today: What's up?
The family and community
What are families for?
The care and feeding of infants
Socialization
What is a family?
Nuclear family
A note on social class and family
Single-parent families
Extended families
Dual earner families
Remarried families
Couples
Gay and lesbian families
Family resilience
Conclusion
M & M Dialogue
Growing Up in the Community and World: Part I
A contextual model of family transition and adaptation
Becoming partners and being a couple
I love your genes
A new human being joins the family
Culture: Africentric childrearing
The early processes that make us human
Culture, again
Where's dad?
When things go awry
Being homeless
Conclusion
M & M dialogue
Growing up in the Family and Community: Part II
Middle childhood: The forgotten years
Moral development
Peers and groups
Siblings
School and family; play and work
Meaning and community
A note on ADHD
Conclusion
M & M dialogue
Growing Up in the Family and Community: Part III
Sturm and drang or "the romance of risk"
Identity formation: Gender and culture
Gender and identity
Sexuality
Risks and resiliency: The family and community
Violence and the neighborhood
Adolescents and community
Adolescents and family
Family and community and understanding and intervening
Conclusion
M & M dialogue
Coming of Age and Old Age in Family and Community
Maturity: Love, work, connection, and closure
Theories of the adult development of maturity
Borysenko
Levinson
Contextual/constructionist view
Generational differences
Some important moments in adult life
Leaving home
Boomerang babies
Love and work together
Love and mating: the coming together of body, mind and culture
Work
Becoming a citizen: family and community
Coming of (older) age in America
Successful aging
Dying and death
Conclusion
M & M dialogue
Reprise, Vision and the Final Conversation
Reprise
Spirituality
The ordinariness of everyday life
Multiculturalism
Technology
The global village
Organizations: Culture and behavior
Context
So what is the good life, anyway?
The heroic and the common
Some elements of a life worth living
Conclusion
The final M & M dialogue

Editorial Reviews

Saleebey is telling an evocative story of how we "become human" through the lifecycle.