Adapting vocational psychology to cope with change

Beryl Hesketh*

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The article highlights the interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical tradition of vocational psychology as a strength, the slowness in responding to the impact of technology on work as a weakness, while developments in technology provide opportunities for future research and careers interventions, and a possible drift away from psychology is presented as a threat. Strategic issues include implications of having mapped the human genome and the next generation of functional genomics research, change and transfer, development of career programs drawing on goal setting and metacognitive skills, virtual work organizations, and an increased emphasis on time as a variable in research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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