Welcome to the Sage companion site for Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Seventh Edition!

Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment offers a comprehensive examination of human behavior using a multidimensional framework, which breaks down the core content along three primary dimensions: Person, Environment, and Time. Authors Elizabeth D. Hutchison and Leanne Wood Charlesworth delve into both the biological dimension and the social factors that influence human development and behavior. They encourage students to relate their personal experiences to societal trends, emphasizing the pivotal interplay between the individual and the environment. Aligned with the 2022 curriculum guidelines set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the updated Seventh Edition includes a greater emphasis on culture and diversity, immigration, neuroscience, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also eight new case studies, further illustrating a balanced breadth and depth of coverage to help students apply theory and general social work knowledge to unique practice situations.

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We gratefully acknowledge Elizabeth D. Hutchison and Leanne Wood Charlesworth for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


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