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ERIC Number: EJ891425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
The Psychology of Working: A New Framework for Counseling Practice and Public Policy
Blustein, David L.; Kenna, Alexandra C.; Gill, Nadia; DeVoy, Julia E.
Career Development Quarterly, v56 n4 p294-308 Jun 2008
The authors present the "psychology-of-working perspective" (D. L. Blustein, 2006; N. Peterson & R. C. Gonzalez, 2005; M. S. Richardson, 1993) as an alternative to traditional career development theories, which have primarily explored the lives of those with choice and volition in their working lives. The major historical and conceptual features of the psychology of working are reviewed, with a focus on how this framework provides a more inclusive and, ideally, more just vision for the career counseling field. Implications for career counseling and a case presentation are provided to examine how this new perspective can inform counseling practice. A brief overview of public policy implications concludes the article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A