About the Authors.
Part One: Introduction and Cases.
- Introduction to Theories of Career Development and Choice: Origins, Evolution, and Current Efforts (Duane Brown).
- Case Studies (Duane Brown).
Part Two: Sociological Perspective.
- Career Choice and Development from a Sociological Perspective (Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, Jeylan T. Mortimer).
Part Three: Developmental and Postmodern Theories.
- Gottfredson's Theory of Circumscription, Compromise, and Self-Creation (Linda S. Gottfredson).
- Career Construction: A Developmental Theory of Vocational Behavior (Mark L. Savickas).
- A Contextualist Explanation of Career (Richard A. Young, Ladislav Valach, Audrey Collin).
Part Four: Career Development Theories Anchored in Learning Theory.
- Social Cognitive Career Theory (Robert W. Lent, Steven D. Brown, Gail Hackett).
- A Cognitive Information Processing Approach to Career Problem Solving and Decision Making (Gary W. Peterson, James P. Sampson Jr., Janet G. Lenz, Robert C. Reardon).
Part Five: Trait-Factor Theories and Summation
- Holland's Theory of Personalities in Work Environments (Arnold R. Spokane, Erik J. Luchetta, Matthew H. Richwine).
- Person-Environment-Correspondence Theory (Rene V. Dawis).
- The Role of Work Values and Cultural Values in Occupational Choice, Satisfaction, and Success: A Theoretical Statement (Duane Brown).
- Status of Theories of Career Choice and Development (Duane Brown).
- Covers the most current ideas of the recognized authorities in the field of career development.
- Thoroughly revised and expanded to include the most influential theories of career choice and development
- Contains up-to-date information regarding the application of these theories to counseling practice.