The Chaos Theory Of Careers: A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century by Robert PryorThe Chaos Theory Of Careers: A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century by Robert Pryor

The Chaos Theory Of Careers: A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century

byRobert Pryor, Jim BrightEditorRobert Pryor

Paperback | March 21, 2011

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The Chaos Theory of Careersoutlines 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.

This text 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.

It 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.

 

Key themes include:

Factors such as complexity, change, and contribution

People's aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment

Contemporary realities of career choice, career development and the working world

 

Robert Pryorhas worked continuously in the career development field since 1974. For 17 years he was employed with the New South Wales government as a careers counsellor, researcher, trainer, policy analyst and team manager. He has lectured at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales. He has b...
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Title:The Chaos Theory Of Careers: A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.8 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:March 21, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415806348

ISBN - 13:9780415806343

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Table of Contents

1. Complexity, Uncertainty and Careers  2. Complexity, Uncertainty and Career Development Theory  3. The Chaos Theory of Careers: Background and Development   4. Chaos Theory of Careers: Attractors  5. Chaos Theory of Careers: Patterns and Fractals  6. Chaos Theory of Career: Research Support  7. Strategies for Chaos Theory Career Counselling and Assessment  8. Practical Applications: For Chaos Theory Counselling and Assessment  9. Practical Applications: Meaning, Purpose & Spirituality  10. Practical Applications: Organizational Development  11. Future Directions

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"The Chaos Theory of Careers provides a well-explained and empirically supported framework for applying chaos theory to career and rehabilitatioin counselling practices." - Hoi Ling Irene Mok, University of Sydney, Australia