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Springfield, Massachusetts


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PSYC 743

Work and Career Psychology

This course is an advanced, doctoral level seminar in work and career psychology (including vocational psychology, career counseling, and career development). Work is a central component in human life and creates meaning for individuals while providing sustenance for life. As such, work psychology is a core component of psychological services and understanding of the individual. Therefore, this course builds on knowledge of counseling processes and life-span development while introducing students to the psychological and political dynamics that are part of the human experience of work and career through two processes: 1) course content and participation and 2) a community-learning component infused with a social justice perspective. Through course work and application, students gain knowledge in the areas of career theory, intervention, assessment,and special topics related to diversity and intersectionality in work with regards to persons of color, women, LGBT individuals, individuals with disabling conditions, working class adults, and non-college bound youth. Students apply theories and interventions toward their community-learning projects while additionally reflecting and discussing areas of social justice and barriers to career development among underserved populations

Units: 3.0