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Career Choice & Development / Edition 3

Career Choice & Development / Edition 3

by Duane Brown, Linda Brooks


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When the first edition of Career Choice and Development was published in 1984, it brought together the most current ideas of the recognized authorities in the field of career development. Now this completely revised third edition examines four newly emerging theories of career choice and development. In a unique approach, the contributors then illustrate their ideas and practices by applying their thinking to a single case example. The study produces both variations and similarities in results-helping to clearly define each career development method, and reflecting the range of perspectives offered in this important new resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787902049
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/28/1996
Series: Psychology Series
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.55(d)

About the Author

DUANE BROWN is a professor of counseling and counseling psychology in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The author of more than one hundred publications, including twenty books, Brown has consulted widely for businesses, governmental agencies, and educational agencies and is a former president of the National Career Development Association.

LINDA BROOKS is associate professor of counseling and counseling psychology in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Theories of Career Development and Choice: Origins, Evolution, and Current Efforts.


Holland's Theory (A. Spokane).

The Theory of Work Adjustment and Person-Environment-Correpspondence Counseling (R. Dawis).

The Life-Span, Life-Space Approach to Careers (D. Super, et al.).

Gottfredson's Theory of Circumscription and Compromise (L. Gottfredson).

Krumboldtz's Learning Theory on Career Choice and Counseling (L. Mitchell & J. Krumboldtz).

Sociological Perspective on Work and Career Development (L. Hotchkiss & Henry Borow).


Brown's Values-Based, Holistic Model of Career and Life-Role Choices and Satisfaction (D. Brown).

Career Development from a Social Cognitive Perspective (R. Lent, et al.).

A Cognitive Information Processing Approach to Career Problem Solving and Decision Making (G. Peterson, et al.).

A Contextual Explanation of Career (R. Young, et al.).

Status of Career Development Theories (D. Brown).

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