Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Shifting Paradigms in Essential Knowledge for Social Work Practice, Fourth Edition Joe M. Schriver,University of Arkansas, Fayetteville This comprehensive text explores, compares, and contrasts both traditional and alternative paradigms in examining human behavior and the social environment. The text focuses at each system level on the need for multiple perspectives that respect the vast diversity of persons and environments with whom social workers interact. It examines new paradigms that include diversity, feminism, client empowerment, individual development, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Highlights of the Fourth Edition: Includes a new chapter focusing on traditional and alternative perspectives on social work knowledge for global practice, including theories of the state and international development theory. Offers new content on spirituality as a major influence on HBSE across system levels and on the impact of the environment and environmental hazards on human behavior. New pedagogical tools include discussion questions designed to more fully integrate illustrative readings with chapter content, and streamlined topic listings at the beginning of each chapter. Major revisions reflect the spirit and intent of the new CSWE Educational Policies and Standards (EPAS). Other Titles of Interest:Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory, Fourth Edition Julia M. Norlin, Wayne A. Chess, Orren Dale, and Rebecca Smith Order No. 0-205-35957-4 Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: A Critical Perspective for Social Work Susan P. Robbins, Pranab Chatterjee, and Edward R. Canda Order No. 0-205-14920-0Human Biology for Social Workers, First Edition Leon H. Ginsberg, Larry Nackerud, and Christopher R. Larrison Order No. 0-205-34405-4Special Value Pack Option:You can order this text packaged with a FREE Research NavigatorT for The Helping Professions guide, which features a free password for access to an array of online sources. This new Pearson Learning product helps students and instructors find credible and reliable material for research assignments and papers.Use the special order code 0-205-42187-3 when you order this text!Schriver, Joe M. is the author of 'Human Behavior and the Social Environment Shifting Paradigms in Essential Knowledge for Social Work Practice', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205377817 and ISBN 0205377815.