This volume, prepared in honor of Samuel H. Osipow, a prominent teacher, researcher, author, and pioneer in vocational psychology, deals with significant theoretical and practical issues in the field of vocational psychology. As a state-of-the-art review of contemporary models of vocational psychology, this book will provide current and up-to-date coverage of the topics. It will also contain in-depth reviews of models of vocational psychology by leading scholars, including career decision making models, career self-efficacy, occupational stress, cross-cultural assessment of interests, and career counseling services within university systems.
A major theme that runs throughout all chapters is the concept of change. This unifying theme is fitting since the authors have prepared their chapters in honor of Osipow, who has significantly changed the field over the last four decades.
This volume should serve as a valuable resource for vocational psychology researchers, counseling graduate students, and career counselors. In addition to being a professional text, it should also be a useful supplement text for career development and career counseling courses in graduate programs of counseling, counseling psychology, and industrial/organizational psychology.
"This volume will be of interest those in cognate fields which study education, life-span development, cultural influences, gender issues, employee selection, work effectiveness, decision making, job stress, identity, individual assessment, executive coaching, counseling, individual difference, and social psychology…The range of topics, the centrality of the issues to the field, and the sophistication of the models should make Samuel H. Osipow gratified to have such gifted and appreciative colleagues and protegees…specialists in the field as well as outsiders will find in this book a valuable synthesis of recent work in vocational psychology, as well as clear suggestions for research and theoretical modeling."
Contents: F.T.L. Leong, A. Barak, Some Introductory Notes on Innovations in Career Psychology Inspired by the Legacy of Samuel H. Osipow. I. Gati, I. Asher, The PIC Model for Career Decision Making: Prescreening, In-Depth Exploration, and Choice. N. Betz, Career Self-Efficacy. A.R. Spokane, D. Ferrara, Samuel H. Osipow's Contributions to Occupational Mental Health and the Assessment of Stress: The Occupational Stress Inventory. A. Barak, A Cognitive View of the Nature of Vocational Interests: Implications for Career Assessment, Counseling, and Research. E.I. Meir, A. Tziner, Cross-Cultural Assessment of Interests. F.T.L. Leong, F.C. Serafica, Cross-Cultural Perspective on Super's Career Development Theory: Career Maturity and Cultural Accommodation. L.F. Fitzgerald, L.W. Harmon, Women's Career Development: A Postmodern Update. J.M. Chartrand, W.B. Walsh, Career Assessment: Changes and Trends. L.M. Subich, K. Simonson, Career Counseling: The Evolution of Theory. J.L. Winer, Career Services Within the University. M.L. Savickas, Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Career Development: Dispositions, Concerns, and Narratives.