PSY 202: Adult Development And Life Assessment

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My Life 1 A Little Piece Of My Life PSY 202: Adult Development and Life Assessment My Life 2 A Little Piece Of My Life In my eyes, I accomplish many steps to reach certain goals, but with many failures to keep me on the right track. I was born in a small town in Puerto Rico called Santa Isabel. My parents knew each other growing up before they got married; pretty much everyone knew each other. Finding a Job was tough as everyone competed with each other, unless you wanted to work on the farms, as most of my older generation did. My parents decided to moved to the United States, for bigger opportunities,…show more content…
Army. With the strong knowledge in electronics, I was able to start a career in the communication field as a technician. Within six years in the service, I was able to learn how to speak English clearly, become a junior network administrator, and learn how to become a leader. I've had great influence that's lead me here so far, but I have a greater goal now. I want to lead or supervise a team of technicians. I found an article explaining on how we choose our career path Perspectives on Career Development Career development can be understood as one of the many aspects of socialization that combine to create human development; in this case the focus is on occupational or work socialization. In psychological terms, the individual acquires motivation to act in certain ways related to his or her beliefs about personal self-efficacy to achieve in particular work domains, to the likelihood that certain valued outcomes will occur from some choices and not others, and to the salience of My Life…show more content…
In sociological terms, however, individual career development is also a product of the constraints on and barriers to choices that individuals might prefer to make. Such constraints can occur because of limitations on individual choice that arise from political conditions or from economic circumstances. Sociological effects on choice also can be seen in family and cultural influences. Families with differing educational and socioeconomic backgrounds tend to reinforce different educational and occupational goals and belief systems related to career choice. Nations and cultural groups also differ in how particular types of education, work, or family roles are valued, and these perceptions tend to be internalized by group members and reflected in their choices. Career development can be thought of in both structural and developmental terms (Herr & Cramer, 1996). The structure of career development refers to the elements that comprise concepts like career maturity, career adaptability, career planfulness, and person-job congruence (Holland, 1997). Career maturity, for example, in adolescence and career adaptability in adulthood tend to include five factors: planfulness or time perspective, exploration, information, decision making, and reality orientation. These five factors are structural components of career maturity, and each factor has its own structural sub-elements (cited in Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology & Behavioral Science,
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