The Psychoanalysis of Career Choice, Job Performance, and Satisfaction: How to Flourish in the Workplace

Author(s) : Paul Marcus

The Psychoanalysis of Career Choice, Job Performance, and Satisfaction: How to Flourish in the Workplace

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 288
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  • Catalogue No : 40006
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138211650
  • ISBN 10 : 1138211656
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Freud said that love and work are the central therapeutic goals of psychoanalysis; the twin pillars for a sound mind and for living the good life. While psychoanalysis has masterfully contributed to understanding the experience of love, it has only made a modest contribution to understanding the psychology of work. This book is the first to explore fully the psychoanalysis of work; analysing career choice, job performance and job satisfaction, with an eye toward helping people make wiser choices that bring out the best in themselves, their colleagues and their organization.

The book addresses the crucial questions concerning work: how does one choose the right career; what qualities contribute to excellence in performance; how best to implement and cope with organizational change; and what capacity and skills does one need to enjoy every day work. Drawing on psychoanalytic thinking, vocational counselling, organizational psychology and business studies, The Psychoanalysis of Career Choice, Job Performance, and Satisfaction will be invaluable in clinical psychoanalytic work, as well as for mental health professionals, scholars, career counsellors and psychologists looking for a deeper understanding of work-based issues.

About the Author(s)

Paul Marcus, PhD, is a training and supervisory analyst at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis in New York City and co- chairperson of the discussion group Psychoanalysis and Spirituality at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings. He is the author/ editor of 21 books, including Psychoanalysis, Classic Social Psychology and Moral Living: Let the Conversation Begin.

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