Research Spotlight: Subich Co-edits New Book on Developing Self in Work and Career
Linda M. Subich, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology, has co-edited a newly released book with Paul J. Hartung who is a professor at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. It is entitled Developing Self in Work and Career: Concepts, Cases and Contexts and is based on a 2007 Society for Vocational Psychology conference that took place at the University of Akron. The volume is published by the American Psychological Association and presents current theoretical views, recent research and practice recommendations regarding the role of self in work and career. It is intended for researchers and practitioners in the domain of vocational psychology.
This volume includes chapters on prominent theoretical approaches such as person-environment fit, lifespan developmental, social cognitive, and constructivism. Companion chapters offer practical approaches for use of these theories in vocational work. In addition, an examination of the self construct from the perspectives of gender, culture and social class is featured. This volume is consistent with Linda Subich’s areas of research expertise. Her other recent work has addressed the role of social status in persons’ vocational attitudes and choices, and the utility of social cognitive theory for understanding the vocational behavior of women and members of underrepresented groups.