The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working by David L. BlusteinThe Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working by David L. Blustein

The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

EditorDavid L. Blustein

Paperback | December 15, 2014

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Work is a central aspect of life, providing a source of structure, a means of survival, connection to others, and optimally a means of self-determination. Across the globe, people devote considerable time and effort to preparing for, adjusting to, and managing their work lives. Many of themajor crises affecting people and communities - including wars, famines, poverty, and risks to personal safety - have been and continue to be related to working. At the same time, working, when it is dignified and meaningful, can create the foundation for a satisfying life that allows people tosupport themselves and their families, and to find an outlet for their values and interests in the world of work. This handbook is designed to expand and deepen a growing discourse about the psychological nature of working. Building on critiques of psychology's traditional assumptions and practices about work and career, the psychology of working perspective has been advanced as an inclusive, broad-reachingframework that explores the nature of working for the full spectrum of people who work and who want to work. This volume is characterized by disciplinary pluralism with contributions from a wide range of scholars and practitioners interested in the role of work in people's lives. Chapters exploretheoretical foundations, the context of working, counseling and psychotherapy, organizational implications, community-based interventions, and public policy. As a major resource in the psychology of working field, this book is a must-have for counseling and clinical psychologists, I/O psychologists,mental-health counselors, social workers, management consultants, and a wide array of researchers and students who are concerned with the nature of work in the 21st century, transformative scholarship, public policy, and inclusive psychological practice.
David L. Blustein, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at Boston College.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of WorkingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.88 × 7.01 × 0.59 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190227494

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Table of Contents

Part One: Theoretical Foundations1. David L. Blustein: The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for a New Era2. Isaac Prilleltensky and Graham B. Stead: Critical Psychology, Well-Being, and Work3. Graham B. Stead: Social Constructionist Thought and Working4. Jane L. Swanson: Traditional and Emerging Career-Development Theory and the Psychology of WorkingPart Two: The Context of Working5. Lisa Y. Flores: Race and Working6. Neeta Kantamneni: Gender and the Psychology of Working7. Mary Z. Anderson and James M. Croteau: Toward an Inclusive LGBT Psychology of Working8. Saba Rasheed Ali: Poverty, Social Class, and Working9. Mary Sue Richardson and Charles Schaeffer: From Work and Family to a Dual Model of Working10. Harvey L. Sterns and Anthony A. Sterns: Approaches to Aging and Working11. Ellen Fabian: Work and DisabilityPart Three: Organizational Implications12. Douglas T. Hall and Philip H. Mirvis: Redefining Work, Work Identity, and Career Success13. Michael J. Zickar: A More Inclusive Industrial-Organizational PsychologyPart Four: Counseling and Psychotherapy14. Sherri L. Turner, Julia L. Conkel Ziebell, and Robin A. Alcala Saner: Counseling Clients with Work-Based Challenges15. Anderson J. Franklin and Mary Beth Medvide: Psychotherapy and the Integration of the Psychology of Working into Therapeutic PracticesPart Five: Community-Based Interventions and Public Policy16. Maureen E. Kenny: The Promise of Work as a Component of Educational Reform17. Cindy L. Juntunen and Tamba-Kuii M. Bailey: Training and Employment Services for Adult Workers18. Spencer G. Niles and Edwin L. Herr: Public Policy and the Psychology of Working

Editorial Reviews

"The book's look and feel, and the authors' writing styles, are scholarly/professional. This volume is interesting/relevant/accessible for readers beyond the psychological field. Blustein has received multiple practitioner/research awards and has written extensively on work-related topics." --D. Truty, Northeastern Illinois University, CHOICE