SOWK 506: Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Get Background on Theories

Research guide for students in SOWK 506. The person-in-environment, bio-psycho-social perspective is the lens through which theories of personality, family, group, organization, community, culture and their interactions are explored.

General and Foundational Sources

For your assignments, you need to back up your claims with theoretical or factual information (evidence) from an authoritative source. In social work, this often involves finding various theoretical perspectives relevant to your client and applying them to your observations. 

The sources below are foundational and are a great starting point to find background information and/or the history of a theory or theorist. They will also point to further resources that are related and relevant to your topic. 

Sources about the Cultural Perspective

Sources about the Developmental Perspective