Human Behavior Social Environment

Social work – Human Behavior Social Environment 2


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC. ISBN: 9781433805622.

Lundahl, B. W., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2015). Applied human behavior in the social environment. Boston, MA: Pearson. Note: Please keep this book, because you will use it again in MSW5005, Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2. ISBN: 9780133884746.

Perry, B. D., & Szalavitz, M. (2006). The boy who was raised as a dog: And other stories from a child psychiatrist’s notebook – what traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing. New York, NY: Basic Books. ISBN: 9780465056538.


Please answer each Question using 1 page for each question. Please use the above book(s) as a reference. Please use TWO additional reference for each question. Please label Each Question with the same Header.



UNIT 1 Discussion 1: ANSWER/ 3 References

UNIT 2 Discussion 1: ANSWER/3 References

UNIT 4 Discussion 1: ANSWER/3 References

UNIT 5 Discussion 1: ANSWER/3 References


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UNIT 1 Discussion 1:


Reflecting on Childhood

Based on the readings for this unit, you are challenged to look at your childhood years and your interactions with your parents or caregivers. For this discussion, address the following:

  1. What adjectives would you use to describe your interactions with your parents or caregivers and their interactions with you. You do not need to use the same adjectives for both perspectives of interactions.
  2. Then, in retrospect, what advice would you give to your parents in regard to your academic success, your sibling and peer relationships, your ability to follow social rules, and your ability to enjoy family events. Be specific in your advice, citing the research literature to back up your suggestions.


Use your Applied Human Behavior in the Social Environment text to complete the following:

  • Read Chapter 11, “Major Life Phases Influencing Human Behavior: Childhood,” pages 220–238. This chapter addresses that the development in childhood is influenced mostly by the initial attachment of the child to the parent or caregiver, and then in an ongoing way through the parenting interactions with the child. While parents are the greatest influence on the developing child, sibling and peer interactions, especially in play, are also important.



Unit 2 Discussion 1


The Changing Face of Youth

Based on this unit’s readings and multimedia, imagine how working with the youth of today might be different from even one generation ago. Brunck (2014) makes the point that “the array of apps on a young person’s smartphone or tablet is his or her identity.” The film, Generation Like, shares how social media is impacting identity development as never before. For this discussion, address the following:

  1. Describe how social work with adolescents may be now and in the future. Reference any of your readings or viewings to make your points.
  2. Describe how you might engage with an adolescent today. What will engagement look like? Will you communicate via texting, emails, Twitter, or Facebook? How might you assess the influence technology has on the presenting problem that has brought the adolescent to you?

Brunck, B. (2014). Howard Gardner and Katie Davis: The app generation: How today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 66(4), 673–694.


Use your Applied Human Behavior in the Social Environment text to complete the following:

  • Read Chapter 12, “Major Life Phases Influencing Human Behavior: Adolescence,” pages 239–265. In this chapter, you will learn that adolescence is a critical and often difficult time when a person’s major tasks are to become intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and morally competent. In addition, adolescents need to develop critical life skills, such as communication, negotiation, cooperation, advocacy, decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, impulse control, as well as management of feeling and stress.
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Unit 4 Discussion 1:

The Effects of Divorce

Death and divorce are the two major disrupters of marriages. However, divorce rates in the U.S. have been dropping since 1990. Think about what you have learned from this unit’s readings, other data and research you may read, other experiences you may have, and offer one explanation. Substantiate your explanation with some aspect of family development that has changed over this same period of time.


Use your Applied Human Behavior in the Social Environment text to complete the following:

  • Read Chapter 14, “Family Influences on Human Behavior,” pages 296–330. This chapter provides a description of the five stages of family life cycle, identifies the five factors common to successful marital relationships, and identifies the diversity in family structures. From this chapter, you will gain an understanding of the types of influences on family formation by family of origin as well as an understanding of transitions in family cycles.



Unit 5 Discussion 1:


The Challenge of Understanding Cultural Practices

Referencing the UNICEF document from this unit’s study activity, imagine you have accepted a position with UNICEF in the One Year On campaign to stop FGM and CEFM. These are practices have been part of the culture of many African nations for centuries. How do you explain to your social work colleagues that you intend to work toward the eradication of a long-held cultural ceremony? On what basis do you choose to accept or reject others’ cultural behaviors? Since you are the immigrant to a different culture, explain how the African cultures might impact your cultural beliefs.


Use your Applied Human Behavior in the Social Environment text to complete the following:

  • Read Chapter 15, “Cultural Influences on Human Behavior,” pages 331–354. In this chapter, you will read about challenges to the idea of race, as it is not a biological condition; questions regarding the concept of the melting pot; compares concepts of individualistic and collectivistic cultures for strengths and challenges.
  • Read Chapter 16, “Immigration Influences on Human Behavior,” pages 355–381. This chapter provides definitions of assimilation, acculturation, multiculturalism, and transnational; lists stressors and other issues for new immigrants; discusses various reasons for immigration; and discusses social biases against immigrants.


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