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HUMN 8151 Human Services Theory, Research, and Practice: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HUMN 8151 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Barnes, H., Green, L., & Hopton, J. (2007). Guest editorial: Social work theory, research, policy and practice—Challenges and opportunities in health and social care integration in the UK. Health & Social Care in the Community, 15(3), 191–194.

Bess, K. D., Prilleltensky, I., Perkins, D. D., & Collins, L. V. (2009). Participatory organizational change in community-based health and human services: From tokenism to political engagement. American Journal of Community Psychology, 43(1/2), 134–148.

Boote, D. N., & Beile P. (2005). Scholars before researchers: On the centrality of the dissertation literature in research preparation. Educational Researcher, 34(6), 3–15.

Burke, L. (2010). No longer social workers: Developments in probation officer training and education in England and Wales. Revista de Asistenta Sociala, (3), 39–48.

Case, P. F. (2008). The relationship of race and criminal behavior: Challenging cultural explanations for a structural problem. Critical Sociology, 34(2), 213–238.

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., & Saguy, T. (2009). Commonality and the complexity of "we": Social attitudes and social change. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13(1), 3–20.

Edney, R. (2006). Models of understanding criminal behaviour and the sentencing process: A place for criminological theory? Journal of Criminal Law, 70(3) 247–271.

Fiebert, M. S. (2004). References examining assaults by women on their spouses or male partners: An annotated bibliography. Sexuality & Culture, 8(3/4), 140–176.

Flanigan, S. (2009). Staff perceptions of the benefits of religion in health and human services nonprofits: Evidence from international development. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 32(2), 164–194.

Foster-Fishman, P. G., & Behrens, T. R. (2007). Systems change reborn: Rethinking our theories, methods, and efforts in human services reform and community-based change. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39(3/4), 191–196.

Gupta, G., Parkhurst, J., Ogden, J., Aggleton, P., & Mahal, A. (2008). HIV prevention 4: Structural approaches to HIV prevention. The Lancet, 372(9640), 764–775.

Head, E. (2009). The ethics and implications of paying participants in qualitative research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 12(4), 335–344.

Jazvac-Martek, M. (2009). Oscillating role identities: The academic experiences of education doctoral students. Innovations in Education & Teaching International, 46(3), 253–264.

Kayama, M. (2010). Parental experiences of children's disabilities and special education in the United States and Japan: Implications for school social work. Social Work, 55(2), 117–125.

McCarthy, J. (2006). A framework for healing from loss: A further integration of psychodynamic and social work theory. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 14(3), 45–79.

Mitton, C., Adair, C. E., McKenzie, E., Pattern, S. B., & Waye Perry, B. (2007). Knowledge transfer and exchange: Review and synthesis of literature. Milbank Quarterly, 85(4), 729–768.

Neumann, A. (2006). Professing passion: Emotion in the scholarship of professors at research universities. American Educational Research Journal, 43(3), 381–424.

Park, G.-S., Yong, S. J., & Lee, H. Y. (2007). The interplay between globalness and localness: Korea’s globalization revisited. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 48(4), 337–353.

Peng, B. W., & Schoech, D. (2008). Grounding online prevention interventions in theory: Guidelines from a review of selected theories and research. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26(2/4), 376–396.

Petersen, E. (2009). Addressing domestic violence: Challenges experienced by Anglican clergy in the diocese of Cape Town, South Africa. Social Work and Christianity, 36(4), 449–469.

Pollard, V. K. (2008). Introduction and overview: Actors, obstacles and social change in European and Asian state capitalist societies. Critical Sociology, 34(4), 525–538.

Poulter, J. (2005). Integrating theory and practice: A new heuristic paradigm for social work practice. Australian Social Work, 58(2), 199–212.

Reis, R. M. (1999, November 19). Choosing a research topic. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Rutland, A., Killen, M., Abrams, D. (2010). A new social-cognitive developmental perspective on prejudice: The interplay between morality and group identity. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(3), 279–291.

Snyder, M. (2009). In the footsteps of Kurt Lewin: Practical theorizing, action research, and the psychology of social action. Journal of Social Issues, 65(1), 225–245.

Tangenberg, K. M. (2005). Faith-based human services initiatives: Considerations for social work practice and theory. Social Work, 50(3), 197–206.

Thomas, E. F., McGarty, C., & Mavor, K. I. (2009). Transforming "apathy into movement": The role of prosocial emotions in motivating action for social change. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13(4), 310–333.

Thompson, A. (2009). Radical social work in these contemporary times. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 20(2), 110–111.

Thompson, N. (2000). Theory and practice in human services. Buckingham: Open University Press. Link available in Week 6 Resources of the classroom.

Tilley, S., Powick-Kumar, K., & Ratković, S. (2009). Regulatory practices and school-based research: Making sense of research ethics/review. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 10(2), 1–20.

Trevillion, S. (2008). Research, theory and practice: Eternal triangle or uneasy bedfellows? Social Work Education, 27(4), 440–450.

Van Wormer, K. (2005). Concepts for contemporary social work: Globalization, oppression, social exclusion, human rights, etc. Social Work & Society, 3(1), 1–10.

West, A. D. (2005). Horton the elephant is a criminal: Using Dr. Seuss to teach social process, conflict, and labeling theory. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 16(2), 340–358.

Zalman, M. (2007). The search for criminal justice theory: Reflections on Kraska's theorizing criminal justice. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 18(1), 163–181,186.

Other Readings

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