Chair: Lib Hutchison
Cochair: Leanne Charlesworth
The Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE) Track endeavors to advance knowledge of the multidimensional influences on individual and collective behavior and to promote excellence in teaching HBSE content and its relevance to social work. Presentations discuss theory and research about biopsychosocial-spiritual aspects of human behavior, and encourage innovations in both theory and research. They discuss the impacts of globalization, diversity of various forms, advances in understanding the biological aspects of human behavior, developmental risk and protective factors and processes, specific challenges of living encountered in social work practice, and systems of inequalities and mechanisms of oppression. There are also presentations on theory and research about effective pedagogy for teaching HBSE content.