Based on a generalist practice foundation,Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory, 6/e, evaluates various human behavior theories and examines the basic concepts in each of the systems: the individual, the social group, the family, the organization, and the community. . New to this Edition: An expanded introduction to theory to show a direct connection between theory and practice, providing a framework for critical thinking as each new theory is presented in the text New information on rural communities as "adapting systems," along with an emphasis on technology. A streamlined model of Social Systems Theory Information emphasizing the biological connection to psychosocial development theories A section on cognitive-behavioral theory, which complements the coverage of cognitive theory and behavioral theory Information on spirituality added to theories dealing with group process Three new organizational theories "Strong theoretical foundation...Good emphasis on larger social systems...Coherent organization of the text..." -- JoDee G. Keller, Pacific Lutheran University "I find that the focus on systems theory is excellent and by the time students are finished with the book they have a clear understanding of systems." -- Donna R. Fiedler, La Salle UniversityNorlin, Julia M. is the author of 'Human Behavior and the Social Environment', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205613694 and ISBN 0205613691.