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The fourth edition of Career Choice and Development bringstogether the most current ideas of the recognized authorities inthe field of career development. This classic best-seller has beenthoroughly revised and expanded to include the most influentialtheories of career choice and development, and it containsup-to-date information regarding the application of these theoriesto counseling practice.

This edition contains a wide range of career developmenttheories that explore how people develop certain traits,personalities, self-precepts, and how these developments influencecareer decision making. This information will challenge teachers,researchers, and those involved in fostering career development toreexamine their assumptions and practices.

In twelve original chapters the expert contributors explore abroad range of career development topics, including insights onvocational behavior, an information process approach to problemsolving and decision making, the role of work values and culturalvalues, postmodern career development, and much more. This editionputs particular focus on multicultural and mulitgenerationalissues, and each chapter contain new and illustrative case studies.The book also describes how to tailor this knowledge to theparticular needs of clients from varied backgrounds, stages oflife, and occupational levels.

Career Choice and Development is a practical guide foradministrators and managers who oversee career development programsand for practitioners who provide direct career counseling andplanning services. The book is also a valuable tool forpsychologists, sociologists, and organizational developmentspecialists who study and teach career development.

Explores the reasons people choose their careers/ how changes, interests & skills occur through the life cycle

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What People Are Saying

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Praise for Previous Editions

"Anyone who wants one book that integrates theory, research, andpractice could not make a better choice than Career Choice andDevelopment. Brown and Brooks are to be congratulated for againprompting career development theorists to apply their models to thepractice of career intervention." —ContemporaryPsychology

"This compilation of leading career theories in one concise andcomplete text, with its excellent analysis of the materialspresented, is a unique and useful resource for any practitioner orstudent in the field." —Journal of CollegePlacement

"Well written and easy to read. Experienced professionals andbeginning counselors in training will appreciate this effort. Theyhave assembled an impressive collection of authors to introduce thereader to the various theories of career development."—Personnel Psychology

"Career Choice and Development is a hardworking book; itpresents both the latest version of major theorists' ideas and goesthe extra mile to indicate how each translates their ideas intopractice." —Training News Magazine

"This book is designed as a primary reference and successfullybrings together the most current ideas and research previouslyfound scattered throughout the literature. The ideas of majortheorists are presented side-by-side in similar format for easycomparison." —AACD Guidepost

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787957414
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 650,732
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Duane Brown is professor of education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is the author or coauthor of twenty-four books and one hundred research studies, articles, and book chapters. He was the editor of the journal Counselor Education and Supervision and has served on editorial boards of three other journals. Brown has consulted widely for businesses, governmental agencies, and educational agencies and is a former president of the National Career Development Association.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Part One: Introduction and Cases.
* Introduction to Theories of Career Development and Choice:Origins, Evolution, and Current Efforts (Duane Brown).
* Case Studies (Duane Brown).

Part Two: Sociological Perspective.
* Career Choice and Development from a Sociological Perspective(Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, Jeylan T. Mortimer).

Part Three: Developmental and Postmodern Theories.
* Gottfredson's Theory of Circumscription, Compromise, andSelf-Creation (Linda S. Gottfredson).
* Career Construction: A Developmental Theory of VocationalBehavior (Mark L. Savickas).
* A Contextualist Explanation of Career (Richard A. Young, LadislavValach, Audrey Collin).

Part Four: Career Development Theories Anchored in LearningTheory.
* Social Cognitive Career Theory (Robert W. Lent, Steven D. Brown,Gail Hackett).
* A Cognitive Information Processing Approach to Career ProblemSolving and Decision Making (Gary W. Peterson, James P. SampsonJr., Janet G. Lenz, Robert C. Reardon).

Part Five: Trait-Factor Theories and Summation
* Holland's Theory of Personalities in Work Environments (Arnold R.Spokane, Erik J. Luchetta, Matthew H. Richwine).
* Person-Environment-Correspondence Theory (Rene V. Dawis).
* The Role of Work Values and Cultural Values in OccupationalChoice, Satisfaction, and Success: A Theoretical Statement (DuaneBrown).
* Status of Theories of Career Choice and Development (DuaneBrown).

Name Index.
Subject Index.

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