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Advances in Vocational Psychology

Volume 1: the Assessment of interests, 1st Edition

Edited by W. Bruce Walsh, Samuel H. Osipow


216 pages

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Advances in Vocational Psychology devoted to presenting and evaluating important advances in the field of interest measurement. Progress in three well known interest inventories -- the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory, the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey, and the Self Directed Search -- is closely examined. A focus on innovations in interest measurement directs attention to how more recent instruments provide technical and conceptual advances over older, more reliable ones. Both research and counseling perspectives combine to provide a well-balanced guide to the study of vocational psychology. How interest inventories can be used beneficially in the career counseling of minority and majority populations is also explored.


"…quite helpful in gaining an in-depth understanding of the field of vocational interest evaluation."

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: The Assessment of Interests. J.C. Hansen, The Strong Vocational Interest Blank/The Strong Campbell Interest Inventory. D.G. Zytowski, F. Kuder, The Kuder Occupational Interest Survey. J.L. Holland, J.R. Rayman, The Self-Directed Search. F.H. Borgen, New Approaches to the Assessment of Interests. L.S. Gottfredson, Special Groups and the Beneficial Use of Vocational Interest Inventories.

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Contemporary Topics in Vocational Psychology Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health