The Chaos Theory of Careers

A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Robert Pryor,Jim Bright
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135231303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The Chaos Theory of Careers outlines the application of chaos theory to the field of career development. It draws together and extends the work that the authors have been doing over the last 8 to 10 years. This text represents a new perspective on the nature of career development. It emphasizes the dimensions of careers frequently neglected by contemporary accounts of careers such as the challenges and opportunities of uncertainty, the interconnectedness of current life and the potential for information overload, career wisdom as a response to unplanned change, new approaches to vocational assessment based on emergent thinking, the place of spirituality and the search for meaning and purpose in, with and through work, the integration of being and becoming as dimensions of career development. It will be vital reading for all those working in and studying career development, either at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level and provides a new and refreshing approach to this fast changing subject. Key themes include: Factors such as complexity, change, and contribution People's aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment Contemporary realities of career choice, career development and the working world

The Chaos Theory of Careers

A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Robert Pryor,Jim Bright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113523129X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The Chaos Theory of Careers outlines the application of chaos theory to the field of career development. It draws together and extends the work that the authors have been doing over the last 8 to 10 years. This text represents a new perspective on the nature of career development. It emphasizes the dimensions of careers frequently neglected by contemporary accounts of careers such as the challenges and opportunities of uncertainty, the interconnectedness of current life and the potential for information overload, career wisdom as a response to unplanned change, new approaches to vocational assessment based on emergent thinking, the place of spirituality and the search for meaning and purpose in, with and through work, the integration of being and becoming as dimensions of career development. It will be vital reading for all those working in and studying career development, either at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level and provides a new and refreshing approach to this fast changing subject. Key themes include: Factors such as complexity, change, and contribution People's aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment Contemporary realities of career choice, career development and the working world

You Majored in What?

Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career
Author: Katharine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452296005
Category: Education
Page: 322
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Provides information on job hunting and having a successful career using the Wise Wandering system.

Handbook of Vocational Psychology

Theory, Research, and Practice
Author: W. Bruce Walsh,Mark L. Savickas,Paul Hartung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136499997
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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The Handbook of Vocational Psychology aims to identify, report, and evaluate significant developments in vocational psychology and career counseling, thus providing both professional clinicians and students with an informed understanding of both the current state and continuing progress in the field. Like the previous editions, the goal of the Fourth edition will be to join the theory, research, practical and applied aspects of this field. The Handbook's dual missions are to prepare current students for the realities of work and also to act as a reference resource for practicing clinicians (and academicians) of all levels of experience, to keep up to date with the latest research and trends. The fourth edition will be completely restructured into four sections covering, in order, the field's History, Theory, Research, and Practice issues. The majority of the chapters in this new volume will be written by newly invited contributors, with the result that the book will be almost entirely brand new content, while a couple of authors in the 3rd edition will remain on board and update their previous chapter.

Chaos and Complexity Theory for Management: Nonlinear Dynamics

Nonlinear Dynamics
Author: Banerjee, Santo
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466625104
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 449
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Although chaos theory refers to the existence between seemingly random events, it has been gaining the attention of science, technology and managements fields. The shift from traditional procedures to the dynamics of chaos and complexity theory has resulted in a new element of complexity thinking, allowing for a greater capability for analyzing and understanding key business processes. Chaos and Complexity Theory for Management: Nonlinear Dynamics explores chaos and complexity theory and its relationship with the understanding of natural chaos in the business environment. Utilizing these theories aids in comprehending the development of businesses as a complex adaptive system.

Chaos Theory

Origins, Applications and Limitations
Author: Anthony Reed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781536103373
Category:
Page: 170
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This book provides new research on Chaos Theory. Chapter One begins with a discussion on the applications of Chaos Theory to financial statements. Chapter Two describes how the Chaos Theory of Careers developed out of discontent with previous career development theories and how fundamental concepts such as non-linearity, emergence, systems thinking, attraction, unplanned change, could be applied to work and career development to produce new insights for theory, research, assessment and counseling in the field. Chapter Three examines the application of Chaos Theory to ventricular wall biomechanics. Chapter Four numerically investigates a model of a diffusively coupled ring of cells. Chapter Five reveals the escape properties of orbits in a dynamical system of a two-dimensional perturbed harmonic oscillator, which is a characteristic example of open Hamiltonian systems.

Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences

Foundations and Applications
Author: L. Douglas Kiel,Euel W. Elliott
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472084722
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 349
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Applications of chaos theory in political science, economics, and sociology

Chaos Theory Tamed


Author: Garnett Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482295415
Category: Science
Page: 520
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This text aims to bridge the gap between non-mathematical popular treatments and the distinctly mathematical publications that non- mathematicians find so difficult to penetrate. The author provides understandable derivations or explanations of many key concepts, such as Kolmogrov-Sinai entropy, dimensions, Fourier analysis, and Lyapunov exponents. Only basic algebra, trigonometry, geometry and statistics are assumed as background. The author focuses on the most important topics, very much with the general scientist in mind.

Career Flow

A Hope-centered Approach to Career Development
Author: Spencer G. Niles,Norman E. Amundson,Roberta A. Neault
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132241908
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 229
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Career Flow highlights the importance of "hope" as a foundation for all aspects of career development - self reflection, self-clarity, visioning, goal setting and planning, implementing and adapting. This book presents creative, innovative, and useful strategies for addressing career challenges in the 21st century. Learning these competencies will serve students throughout their lifetime. Practical activities are provided to help students address a wide range of challenges. The "career flow" metaphor lends itself to a comprehensive and realistic assessment of the career experience. Flow is understood with respect to both whitewater (high demand times) and still water experiences (low demand times). There are many differences in how people understand and appreciate optimal flow conditions; the challenge is to develop strategies for creating the conditions for these experiences. It is also important to learn strategies for coping effectively with less than optimal flow work experiences. In this book, the authors teach students these strategies as each requires specific skills to manage the respective challenges effectively. Each chapter offers objectives, a case example, tips, activities, questions for reflection, and additional resources so that students can master the various aspects of their career flow

Career Assessment

Qualitative Approaches
Author: Mary McMahon,Mark Watson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463000348
Category: Education
Page: 290
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Career Assessment: Qualitative Approaches will assume a seminal place in the field of career development as the first book to focus solely on qualitative approaches to career assessment. This book represents a timely and important contribution to career development as it seeks to meet the needs of increasingly diverse client groups. Part 1, Foundations strongly positions qualitative career assessment in its historical, philosophical, theoretical and research contexts. The book is innovative by considering qualitative career assessment through the lens of learning. Part 2, Instruments, presents the first collation of chapters on a comprehensive range of qualitative career assessment instruments and processes written to a standard format to enable readers to compare, contrast and evaluate approaches. Part 3, Using quantitative career assessment qualitatively, mitigates against depicting an unnecessary divide in the field between quantitative and qualitative career assessment by considering their complementarities. Part 4, Diverse Contexts, considers qualitative approaches to career assessment in contexts other than able western, middle class settings. Part 5, Future Directions, reflects on the chapters and poses suggestions for the future. With high profile authors from nine different countries, the book represents a truly international contribution to the field of career development. In its focus on qualitative career assessment, this book holds a unique position as the only such text and will therefore assume an important place in the libraries of researchers, academics, and career practitioners.

Handbook of Applications of Chaos Theory


Author: Christos H. Skiadas,Charilaos Skiadas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466590440
Category: Mathematics
Page: 934
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In addition to explaining and modeling unexplored phenomena in nature and society, chaos uses vital parts of nonlinear dynamical systems theory and established chaotic theory to open new frontiers and fields of study. Handbook of Applications of Chaos Theory covers the main parts of chaos theory along with various applications to diverse areas. Expert contributors from around the world show how chaos theory is used to model unexplored cases and stimulate new applications. Accessible to scientists, engineers, and practitioners in a variety of fields, the book discusses the intermittency route to chaos, evolutionary dynamics and deterministic chaos, and the transition to phase synchronization chaos. It presents important contributions on strange attractors, self-exciting and hidden attractors, stability theory, Lyapunov exponents, and chaotic analysis. It explores the state of the art of chaos in plasma physics, plasma harmonics, and overtone coupling. It also describes flows and turbulence, chaotic interference versus decoherence, and an application of microwave networks to the simulation of quantum graphs. The book proceeds to give a detailed presentation of the chaotic, rogue, and noisy optical dissipative solitons; parhelic-like circle and chaotic light scattering; and interesting forms of the hyperbolic prism, the Poincaré disc, and foams. It also covers numerous application areas, from the analysis of blood pressure data and clinical digital pathology to chaotic pattern recognition to economics to musical arts and research.

Chaos theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences


Author: Robin Robertson,Allan Combs
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317780086
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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This book represents the best of the first three years of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology conferences. While chaos theory has been a topic of considerable interest in the physical and biological sciences, its applications in psychology and related fields have been obscured until recently by its complexity. Nevertheless, a small but rapidly growing community of psychologists, neurobiologists, sociologists, mathematicians, and philosophers have been coming together to discuss its implications and explore its research possibilities. Chaos theory has been termed the first authentic paradigm shift since the advent of quantum physics. Whether this is true or not, it unquestionably bears profound implications for many fields of thought. These include the cognitive analysis of the mind, the nature of personality, the dynamics of psychotherapy and counseling, understanding brain events and behavioral records, the dynamics of social organization, and the psychology of prediction. To each of these topics, chaos theory brings the perspective of dynamic self-organizing processes of exquisite complexity. Behavior, the nervous system, and social processes exhibit many of the classical characteristics of chaotic systems -- they are deterministic and globally predictable and yet do not submit to precise predictability. This volume is the first to explore ideas from chaos theory in a broad, psychological perspective. Its introduction, by the prominent neuroscientist Walter Freeman, sets the tone for diverse discussions of the role of chaos theory in behavioral research, the study of personality, psychotherapy and counseling, mathematical cognitive psychology, social organization, systems philosophy, and the understanding of the brain.

Beyond Goals

Effective Strategies for Coaching and Mentoring
Author: Susan David
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317174739
Category: Education
Page: 384
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What is there in developmental relationships beyond setting and striving to achieve goals? The presence of goals in coaching and mentoring programs has gone largely unquestioned, yet evidence is growing that the standard prescription of SMART, challenging goals is not always appropriate - and even potentially dangerous - in the context of a complex and rapidly changing world. Beyond Goals advances standard goal-setting theory by bringing together cutting-edge perspectives from leaders in coaching and mentoring. From psychology to neuroscience, from chaos theory to social network theory, the contributors offer diverse and compelling insights into both the advantages and limitations of goal pursuit. The result is a more nuanced understanding of goals, with the possibility for practitioners to bring greater impact and sophistication to their client engagements. The implications of this reassessment are substantial for all those practicing as coaches and mentors, or managing coaching or mentoring initiatives in organizations.

Chaos and Life

Complexity and Order in Evolution and Thought
Author: Richard J. Bird
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231501552
Category: Science
Page: 999
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Why, in a scientific age, do people routinely turn to astrologers, mediums, cultists, and every kind of irrational practitioner rather than to science to meet their spiritual needs? The answer, according to Richard J. Bird, is that science, especially biology, has embraced a view of life that renders meaningless the coincidences, serendipities, and other seemingly significant occurrences that fill people's everyday existence. Evolutionary biology rests on the assumption that although events are fundamentally random, some are selected because they are better adapted than others to the surrounding world. This book proposes an alternative view of evolving complexity. Bird argues that randomness means not disorder but infinite order. Complexity arises not from many random events of natural selection (although these are not unimportant) but from the "playing out" of chaotic systems—which are best described mathematically. When we properly understand the complex interplay of chaos and life, Bird contends, we will see that many events that appear random are actually the outcome of order.

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Applied Chaos Theory

A Paradigm for Complexity
Author: Ali Bulent Cambel
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080571360
Category: Science
Page: 246
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This book differs from others on Chaos Theory in that it focuses on its applications for understanding complex phenomena. The emphasis is on the interpretation of the equations rather than on the details of the mathematical derivations. The presentation is interdisciplinary in its approach to real-life problems: it integrates nonlinear dynamics, nonequilibrium thermodynamics, information theory, and fractal geometry. An effort has been made to present the material ina reader-friendly manner, and examples are chosen from real life situations. Recent findings on the diagnostics and control of chaos are presented, and suggestions are made for setting up a simple laboratory. Included is a list of topics for further discussion that may serve not only for personal practice or homework, but also as themes for theses, dissertations, and research proposals. Key Features *Includes laboratory experiments Includes applications and case studies related to cell differentiation, EKGs, and immunology * Presents interdisciplinary applications of chaos theory to complex systems * Emphasizes the meaning of mathematical equations rather than their derivations * Features reader friendly presentation with many illustrations and interpretations * Deals with real life, dissipative systemsIntegrates mathematical theory throughout the text

Exploring New Horizons in Career Counselling

Turning Challenge into Opportunities
Author: Kobus Maree,Annamaria Di Fabio
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463001549
Category: Education
Page: 350
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"This book brings together eminent global theorists and practitioners to share their views on the evolution of career counselling in recent decades. Multiple changes of a fundamental and complex nature, as well as related challenges in the world of work, have necessitated career counselling to undergo such an evolution. The authors examine the future nature and scope of new directions in the field of career counselling psychology and they critically reflect on, as well as promote the predominant theoretical and conceptual framework of the field of career counselling. The latest models and methods in and for the 21st century are explored and teased out, including Mark Savickas’ proposal to shift the focus in interventions from conceptualising the self as content to seeing the self as a process. This approach is in keeping with the notion of career as a story and consistent with leading theories such as Jean Guichard’s self-construction framework and the life design paradigm. The authors deliver an avant garde text that is easy to read and use without diluting the conceptual and terminological complexities of the field. The book is an invaluable resource for new, emerging and experienced researchers, academics, scholars, researchers, psychologists, social workers, teachers and clients: • It merges what is known about the field with emerging approaches.• It gives an overview of theoretical paradigms that can be applied to a changing world of work.• It makes a critical analysis of germane questions such as “What does the future hold for the field of career counselling and how can challenges be turned into opportunities?” and “How can different paradigms, approaches and strategies be harnessed to promote clients’ career-life wellbeing and resilience?”.• It facilitates an understanding of the skills necessary to deal with career-related transitions, challenges and barriers to help people acquire transferable career-life skills and career(-choice) readiness. • It examines the importance of career adaptability and how people can develop this vital 21st century (survival) competency.• It challenges career counsellors to grasp and acquire skills to promote and advocate social justice agendas.• It promotes and demonstrates the exciting and promising notion of dialogue writing to enhance the dialogical work of the career counsellor and client.Individually and collectively, the authors team up to blend retrospect and prospect, and they make a concerted effort to convert 21st century challenges and frontiers in career counselling into opportunities, hurt into hope, hopelessness into inspiration."

Handbook of Career Development

International Perspectives
Author: Gideon Arulmani,Anuradha J. Bakshi,Frederick T. L. Leong,A. G. Watts
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461494605
Category: Psychology
Page: 771
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This book is focused on work, occupation and career development: themes that are fundamental to a wide range of human activities and relevant across all cultures. Yet theorizing and model building about this most ubiquitous of human activities from international perspectives have not been vigorous. An examination of the literature pertaining to career development, counseling and guidance that has developed over the last fifty years reveals theorizing and model building have been largely dominated by Western epistemologies, some of the largest workforces in the world are in the developing world. Career guidance is rapidly emerging as a strongly felt need in these contexts. If more relevant models are to be developed, frameworks from other cultures and economies must be recognized as providing constructs that would offer a deeper understanding of career development. This does not mean that existing ideas are to be discarded. Instead, an integrative approach that blends universal principles with particular needs could offer a framework for theorizing, research and practice that has wider relevance. The central objective of this handbook is to draw the wisdom and experiences of different cultures together to consider both universal and specific principles for career guidance and counseling that are socially and economically relevant to contemporary challenges and issues. This book is focused on extending existing concepts to broader contexts as well as introducing new concepts relevant to the discipline of career guidance and counseling.

Bifurcation and Chaos

Theory and Applications
Author: Jan Awrejcewicz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642793290
Category: Science
Page: 272
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A collection of especially written articles describing the theory and application of nonlinear dynamics to a wide variety of problems encountered in physics and engineering. Each chapter is self-contained and includes an elementary introduction, an exposition of the state of the art, as well as details of recent theoretical, computational and experimental results. Included among the practical systems analysed are: hysteretic circuits, Josephson circuits, magnetic systems, railway dynamics, rotor dynamics and nonlinear dynamics of speech. This book provides important information and ideas for all mathematicians, physicists and engineers whose work in R & D or academia involves the practical consequences of chaotic dynamics.

Luck is No Accident

Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career
Author: John D. Krumboltz,Al S. Levin
Publisher: Impact Publishers
ISBN: 188623003X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 161
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Unplanned events more often determine life and career choices than all the careful planning we do. A chance meeting, a broken appointment, a spontaneous vacation trip are the kind of experiences that lead to unexpected life directions. This book encourages readers to prepare for the unexpected and to make the most of what life offers.