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Updated Edition of a Best Seller! Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course presents a current and comprehensive examination of human behavior across time using a multidimensional framework. Author Elizabeth D. Hutchison explores both the predictable and unpredictable changes that can affect human behavior through all the major developmental stages of the life course, from conception to very late adulthood. Aligned with the 2015 curriculum guidelines set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Sixth Edition has been substantially updated with contemporary issues related to gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and social class and disability across the lifespan. The companion volume, Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Sixth Edition, examines the dimensions of person and environment and their impact on individual and collective behavior. Instructors – save your students 25% when you bundle the two texts (Bundle ISBN 978-1-5443-5612-9) for the most comprehensive coverage available for Human Behavior courses.
The Changing Life Course is the second volume of the two part work: Dimensions of Human Behavior. This volume covers the same topics as the first, but is arranged longitudinally and emphasizes the adjustments which social services professionals must make in their practice with clients at different stages of the life course. An Instructor's Resource Guide for both volumes is available to adopters who request it on their departments' or organizations' letterhead.
"This book is a thorough revision of the original, widely used Measurements of Human Behavior, long accepted as a standard authority. A great amount of entirely new material has been added. In the Revised Edition, in addition to much rewriting, the content has been extensively reorganized in the interest of greater teachability and usefulness. Moreover the author has incorporated the significant results of the research in measurement that has been done during the last decade. This new edition is completely up to date in subject matter and in evaluation of measurements, procedures, and techniques. New subjects include the development and use of tests with the armed forces, and measuring instruments and techniques in the areas of interests, personality, and attitude. Throughout the revision the explanations are greatly improved, and the discussions of test applications are made much more comprehensive"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
This book provides a broad survey of advanced pattern recognition techniques for human behavior analysis. Clearly structured, the book begins with concise coverage of the major concepts, before introducing the most frequently used techniques and algorithms in detail, and then discussing examples of real applications. Features: contains contributions from an international selection of experts in the field; presents a thorough introduction to the fundamental topics of human behavior analysis; investigates methods for activity recognition, including gait and posture analysis, hand gesture analysis, and semantics of human behavior in image sequences; provides an accessible psychological treatise on social signals for the analysis of social behaviors; discusses voice and speech analysis, combined audiovisual cues, and social interactions and group dynamics; examines applications in different research fields; each chapter concludes with review questions, a summary of the topics covered, and a glossary.
Hard boundaries have traditionally existed between such fields as fuzzy systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms, chaotic systems and expert systems. Gradually those boundaries are tending to vanish and "soft computing"-based systems that mix these different approaches have begun to emerge. Soft Computing Techniques in Human-Related Sciences focuses on the use of novel techniques such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms to solve practical problems related to humans: their activities, health and social needs. This volume illustrates and presents in an organized manner some of the recent progress in the applications of soft computing to fields related to social science, medical science, psychology, psychiatry , management of health and community services, and humanoid robots. Soft Computing Techniques in Human-Related Sciences begins with an introductory chapter to aid newcomers with the basic concepts, and progresses to the methodology of the use of soft computing in robotics, prosthetics, medicine, psycchology and man-machine interaction.
In this Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison uses her multidimensional framework to examine the influences that can impact human behavior across time. Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, the book weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research to provide a comprehensive and global perspective on all the major developmental life stages, from conception through very late adulthood. The companion text, Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Fifth Edition, examines the multiple dimensions of person and environment and their impact on individual and collective behavior. Together, these two texts provide the most comprehensive coverage available for Human Behavior courses. Order the books together with bundle ISBN: 978-1-4833-8097-1. “Overall, I believe Elizabeth Hutchison has done an outstanding job in addressing the unique biopsychosocial aspects associated with each stage of development along the life course.” —David Skiba, Niagara University “The explicit focus on and reiteration of social work competencies throughout is particularly impressive and helps students preparing for licensure to draw concrete connections between the knowledge in the text and what they will be expected to know.” —Jamie Mitchell, Wayne State University “The use of cases and questions offered the connection to context that we were looking for.” —Gwenelle S. O’Neal, West Chester University “Great introductory textbook covering material related to Human Behavior in the Social Environment at an appropriate depth and breadth.” —Lisa M. Shannon, Morehead State University
In Alone in the World? J. Wentzel van Huyssteen develops further his earlier proposal for interdisciplinary dialogue set out in The Shaping of Rationality, and applies this methodology to the uncharted waters between theological anthropology and paleoanthropology. First delivered as the 2004 Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh van Huyssteen here argues that scientific notions of human uniqueness may actually help us to ground theological notions of human distinctiveness in flesh-and-blood, real-life, embodied experiences and protect theological reflection from abstractions when trying to rethink the image of God. Van Huyssteen focuses on the interdisciplinary problem of human origins and human distinctiveness and finds a unique access point to the origin of the remarkable human mind in the spectacular prehistoric cave paintings of Western Europe. Fifteen of the most important paintings are reproduced in this book, and van Huyssteen explores the theological relevance and deeper religious meaning of a number of them. Connecting two widely separated fields through careful interdisciplinary reflection, Alone in the World? will encourage sustained investigation into the question of human uniqueness.
The legal system's impact and influence on the mental health profession has never been greater. Whether as a witness, plaintiff, or defendant, it is likely that a professional will have some kind of interaction with the law at least once in his/her career. More than ever, it is essential that psychologists, social workers, and counselors have a working knowledge of the legal and ethical mandates to which they will be held accountable. Legal and Ethical Dimensions for Mental Health Professionals is a complete guide to the law and ethics as they relate to clinical practice. These issues can often be very confusing as values and rules change based on clients and context. For example, a school counselor who works with children is bound by different rules of confidentiality than a psychologist who counsels adults. To simplify such issues, the authors divide information into the legal and ethical rules appropriate for various types of clients in a number of settings. The book opens with an explanation of the history of law related to mental health professionals, including a description of how and why laws related to clinicians are enacted. It then focuses on the therapist-client relationship and examines the many points at which legal and ethical considerations intersect with the practice of therapy. This comprehensive look at the standards of law and ethics is essential reading for not only graduate and doctoral level students in the mental health fields, but also practicing professionals.