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David SternDorothy Eichorn

University of California, Berkeley

Career counselors are concerned with helping people, especially young people, to make wise decisions about the kind of work they will prepare to do. Vocational psychologists provide the theories and tests that career counselors use. This volume illustrates connections between the concerns of vocational psychology and the adjoining disciplines of sociology, cultural anthropology, and labor economics. The intent is to suggest how vocational psychology and career counseling might recognize more explicitly the ever-changing social influences and institutional constraints that affect individuals as they begin, or contemplate beginning, their adult work. By incorporating insights ...

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