The Importance Of Work In An Age Of Uncertainty The Eroding Work Experience In Ame…

The Importance Of Work In An Age Of Uncertainty The Eroding Work Experience In Ame...

The Importance Of Work In An Age Of Uncertainty The Eroding Work Experience In America
pdf | 1.89 MB | English | Isbn:0190213701 |
Author: David L. Blustein | PAge: 306 | Year: 2019


Description:

Work plays an essential role in how we engage with the world, reflecting our desire to be productive, creative, and connected to others. By exploring the inner experiences of people at work, people seeking work, and people transitioning in and out of work, this book provides a rich and complex picture of the contemporary work experience. Drawing from extensive interviews with working people across the US, as well as insights from psychological research on work and careers, the book provides compelling evidence that the nature of work in the US is eroding– and with powerful psychological and social consequences.

From this conclusion, the book also illustrates the rationale and roadmap for a renewed agenda toward full employment and toward fair and dignified jobs for all who want to work. The emotional insights complement the conclusions of the best science and policy analyses on working, culminating in a powerful call for policies that attend to the real lives of individuals in 21st century America. By weaving these various sources together, Blustein delineates a conception of working that conveys its complexity, richness, and capacity for both joy and despair.

Category:Occupational & Organizational Psychology, Occupational & Organizational Popular Psychology, Medical Occupational & Organizational Psychology

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