Human Behavior and the Social Environment I [Textbook]


Human Behavior and the Social Environment I [Textbook]


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Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) - How do they connect? How does it shape us? Why do we think and feel the way we do? This will be explored throughout this course by examining human behavior throughout life stage developments and our interactions with the social environment. This course will explore theoretical perspectives in Social Work to help provide a foundation for organizing thoughts about client needs and issues they are seeking supports for. Theories will then be connected to important developmental, social, and cultural issues that present throughout each stage of life to create an overall picture of a client's experience and how we can use this information to have a better understanding of how people we work with are influenced and why. Knowledge of typical development in each stage of life will also inform the Social Worker if any other supports, resources, or services may be needed.

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This is an Open Educational Resource (OER), an openly licensed educational material designed to replace a traditional textbook, used by Dr. Erin Stevenson in her Social Work 225: Human Behavior in the Social Environment course.

Dr. Stevenson created assignments based on this OER for use in her SWK 225 course. These are also openly licensed for further adaptation and are available for download in this collection.

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Human Behavior and the Social Environment I [Textbook]