Categorize The Systems/Influences That Impact Behavior From A Multi-Dimensional Perspective.


Multidimensional Perspective 

The multidimensional perspective is a theory that considers three basic dimensions of assessing human behavior and the social environment: biological, psychological, and social. Together they are referred to as the biopsychosocial theory or multidimensional perspective. This theory includes multiple systems that are organized in a hierarchy of levels from the smallest (cellular) to the largest (social). These systems are in a constant state of interaction with each other and influence human behavior.

Assignment Directions

In this assignment, you will have the option of reviewing one of two case studies: “Case A: Mrs. Morgan” or “Case B: El Centro” (located in your text on pages 41-43). After reviewing one of these case studies, use the Unit 2 Assignment Template ( I uploaded the te,plate on the files section) to incorporate the biopsychosocial perspective in relation to the 4P’s of case formulation: Predisposing, Precipitating, Perpetuating and Protective. (The book we are using is called  Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective, 6th Edition)

Please respond to the following:

  • List a risk factor and a protective factor (strength) in each of the biopsychosocial perspectives in relation to the 4P’s of case formulation.
    • A sample case study and completed template can be found on pages 63-66 of the textbook.
  • Select two risk factors within each of the three biopsychosocial perspectives. Provide a brief discussion (2-3 paragraphs) of how a human services professional can assist the client to change all six risk factors to protective factors (strengths).


Assignment Guidelines

The assignment must be written in Standard English and demonstrate superior organization, including a highly developed viewpoint and purpose that is clearly established and sustained. The communication of your thoughts must be highly ordered, logical, and unified, displaying exceptional content, organization, style, and mechanics (including the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure).