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date: 18 October 2019

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This chapter reviews traditional or foundational theories of career development, as well as recent and emerging theories, using a critical lens informed by psychology of working and other new paradigms. The primary portion of the chapter is a review and critique of the traditional theories, followed by a discussion of the distinction between theories of career development and theories of career counseling, as well as the historical intersection of career and noncareer counseling. Three emerging perspectives are then presented as contemporary approaches to changing views of career and work.

Keywords: career choice, career counseling, psychology of working, career development theories

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