Social Systems Assessment
1. Biophysical System
Definition/Description- According to Longres (2000), The biophysical domain is the basic building block or infrastructure of the individual as a system. In addition to inborn capacities, this domain includes all those elements necessary for the functioning of the organism, such as the skeletal, sensorimotor, respiratory, endocrine, circulatory, waste elimination, sexual-reproductive, digestive, and nervous system. The biophysical domain is affected by genetic endowments as well as by disease, illness, and accidents; and because it is associated with the processes of maturation and aging, its normal functioning differs across the life span.
Self- Assessment- In gaining knowledge about my biophysical system, I found that it describes my makeup and how it affects my human behavior. I believe that my system is in great shape because I exercise and eat properly. I am aware of my families' medical history and how it can affect me. I am also aware of the ways that I can avoid these things from happening to me. I constantly read about the illnesses that are hereditary in my family, and I find that reading and doing research enhances my knowledge in case I am affected by those illnesses. I believe the biophysical domain tells a lot about who you are and what you are made up of and what to expect in the future. The biophysical domain will be an asset in carrying out a role as a social work student because it helps to have a knowledge base of how to recognize a person's biophysical domain. I want to be able to recognize things just like the social workers did in the reading Longres (2000), The Biophysical Domain and Social Work Practice. I must broaden my knowledge about the biophysical domain, what it is composed of, and its capabilities.
2. Psychological System
Definition/Description of the Cognitive Subsystem- According to Longres (2000), The cognitive subsystem in the...
Bibliography: Longres, J.E. (2000). Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Itasca:
Zastrow, C. & K. Kirst-Ashman. (2001). Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Belmont: Brooks/Cole.
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