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Cognitive Information Processing theory and Social Cognitive Career Theory
â?¢ Compare them: Describe the similarities they share and their major differences.
â?¢ Explain the strengths of these two theories as they relate to your setting and client population.
â?¢ Describe the weaknesses you would have to address and, briefly, how you would address them.
â?¢ Finally, briefly explain how you would apply these theories in your practice

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Compare them: Describe the similarities they share and their major differences.

Information processing theory and social-cognitive theories consist of an over-lap in three different factors, which are: social comparison, simultaneous processing of information and the deliberate behaviors of motivated improvement on one's own social position which might be related to either social status in general or specifically related to one aspect of one's life, such as career advancement.

Explain the strengths of these two theories as they relate to your setting and client population.

Be profession, as an Instructor, the client population is students. So ...

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I want to have a great deal of money and power but I do not want to work in a job that keeps me from doing the things I enjoy. I love to paint and play the guitar. I love the outdoors. I think I should have been an ecologist. If we don't take care of our environment, there won't be an environment to take care of. I received 80% in my ecology courses. I like people but prefer to work at things by myself because I know I won't be criticized. Maybe I'll go back to school."

How would the following theorists describe Mark based on their career development theories. Please be specific about the client and support your answers.Thank you!

a. Holland

b. Roe

c. Krumboltz

d. Tiedeman

e. CIP Theory (Peterson, Sampson, and Reardon)

f. Gottfredson
Here is some more information on this theorist, I couldn't attach her article here, as the file was too big. Please view it at:
http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/1996CCtheory.pdf

g. Lent, Brown and Hackett

h. Young and Collin

I am looking for more of personal notes instead of copies from internet sources. Although, the response of course needs to be empirically based and opinions supported by the scientific research findings . Thanks for the help!

A response thorough yet concise for each part of the question, reflecting knowledge of career counselling theories and intervention strategies would be great!

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