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Chaos Theory of Careers A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN-10: 0415806348

ISBN-13: 9780415806343

Edition: 2010

Authors: Robert Pryor, Jim Bright

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This text outlines the application of chaos theory to the field of career development. It draws together and extends the work that the authors have been doing over the last 8 to 10 years on the chaos theory of careers.Key themes include:Factors such as complexity, change, and contributionPeople's aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilmentContemporary realities of career choice, career development and the working worldThe Chaos Theory of Careers represents a new perspective on the nature of career development. It emphasizes the dimensions of careers frequently neglected by contemporary accounts of careers such as the challenges and opportunities of uncertainty, the interconnectedness of current life and the potential for information overload, career wisdom as a response to unplanned change, new approaches to vocational assessment based on emergent thinking, the place of spirituality and the search for meaning and purpose in, with and through work, the integration of being and becoming as dimensions of career development.This text will be vital reading for all those working in and studying career development, either at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level and provides a new and refreshing approach to this fast changing subject.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface �Life is Uncertain�
Complexity, Uncertainty and Careers
Complexity, Uncertainty and Career Development Theory
The Chaos Theory of Careers: Background and Development
The Chaos Theory of Careers: Attractors
The Chaos Theory of Careers: Patterns and Fractals
The Chaos Theory of Careers: Research Support
Strategies for Chaos Theory Career Counseling and Assessment
Practical Applications: Counseling and Assessment
Practical Applications: Meaning, Purpose and Spirituality
Practical Applications: Organizational Development
Where Are We Going and Where We Have Been