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Historical Perspectives of Human Behavior

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A commonly held belief is that in order to understand the present, it is important to know and understand the past. As you view the Historical Perspective Timeline and read about the history of human behavior and society in Unit 1, you will see how human needs and social conditions have changed throughout time. Additionally, you will see how groups in need were defined and who provided services to them.

Beyond viewing the Historical Perspective Timeline of human behavior, you will also be looking at the different models of service delivery for providing help to those in need. The three primary models of service delivery are the medical model, the public health model, and the human services model.

Furthermore, beyond intervention models for providing help to those in need, you will review on the other end of the continuum the models of levels of prevention.

The three levels of prevention: primary, secondary, and tertiary, may be reviewed in the Service Models and Delivery?Levels of Prevention chart in Unit 1.

As you complete the readings for this unit and interactive pieces, consider the following questions:

- How does the history of the human behavior profession influence your view of those in need?

- What organization providing intervention or prevention is best suited for meeting a specific need, for example HIV or AIDS?

Applying Service Delivery Models

For this discussion:

Select two contemporary social problems of interest to you.

Identify which of the three major models of service delivery (medical model, public health model, or human services model) best describes the approaches commonly used in human service to address these two problems.

Explain your choices and elaborate on how the models can best be applied to the selected social problems.

Applying Prevention Programs

Preventive measures are also important when addressing social problems.

Identify and describe a primary, secondary, or tertiary (only one) prevention program in your community or state that addresses a specific contemporary social problem.

Identify the relevant population(s) the prevention model serves.

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Dear student,

Hello. Since you did not provide information regarding the current materials you use in this particular course, the advice below follows general information in this particular area of study (personality theories). Please ensure that you utilize this solution within the bounds of its limits in terms of fair use. This solution is intended as a guide, you are not to pass it on as your own work to avoid plagiarism.

As you can see below, I have divided the solution into 3 sections as the question set you provided is also 3. Consider this guide:

Section 1
- View on behavior profession and aid provision
- Organization choice best providing assistance

Section 2
- Drug and alcohol abuse and public health model
- Child abuse and human services model

Section 3
- Problem in the community (alcoholism)
- Prevention program for the population (primary)

I shall not delve into the definition of the terms already provided on the assumption that what you need is guidance in how each of the problems can be tackled, being that you are already somewhat familiar with each of them. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Section 1

Aid Provision

The study of behavioral psychology allows one a unique view in the motivations of people and the varied elements that contribute towards the establishment of personality. Personality theories, for example, explain why people think and act the way they do and how they have come to that stage in their life. Their development, from infancy to adulthood, ...

Solution Summary

Historical perspectives of human behavior is determined.