Career development - the processes that shape a person's career over his or her life - is a relatively new field of research in applied psychology. In A Quality of Life Approach to Career Development, Geoffrey S. Peruniak draws from philosophy, sociology, literature, anthropology, psychology, political science, and economics to form a new, holistic approach to career development that extends beyond paid work to include all aspects of life. Emphasizing that a person is a whole entity rather than a role or category, Peruniak also explores nature and the place of community in relation to career development theories.
A highly original text with broad theoretical appeal to several disciplines, A Quality of Life Approach to Career Development also includes exercises and case studies. Most importantly, this book provides a new approach that will complement more specialized methods and serve as a foundation for further study in the field.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
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About the Author
Geoffrey S. Peruniak is a professor in the Centre for Psychology at Athabasca University and coordinator of the University Certificate in Career Development.
Table of Contents
1 An Overview of Quality of Life
2 A Survey of Quality of Life
3 Elements of a Model of Quality of Life
4 The Importance of Holism
5 Implications of Chaos and Complexity Theory
6 Connections to Community
7 Land and Nature
What People are Saying About This
'Geoffrey S. Peruniak's wide-ranging research is impressive, and his use of real-life examples makes the material come alive. In our evolving conception of what constitutes career development, focus on quality of life is becoming more and more important. This will be a significant book in the career development field.'