Welcome to the Companion website

Welcome to SAGE edge site for Essentials of Human Behavior, 2e

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The Second Edition of Essentials of Human Behavior integrates the key framework (dimensions of time, person and environment) into a single volume text that enables professors to use in single or double semester courses. The content was originally streamlined to reduce, combine and condense some of the life stages and the macro chapters from the best-selling Hutchison, Dimensions of Human Behavior texts. The book will continue to present the framework, followed by the theoretical perspectives, as well as the dimensions of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual person. It will then present the life-stage chapters, and then move into the environment chapters including social institutions, families and small groups, formal organizations, communities and social movements.


We gratefully acknowledge Elizabeth D. Hutchison for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Anne Sparks, Gayle Mallinger, Gwendolyn Perry-Burney, and Laura Colmenero-Chillberg for developing the ancillaries on this site.