The Happenstance Learning Theory

  title={The Happenstance Learning Theory},
  author={John D. Krumboltz},
  journal={Journal of Career Assessment},
  pages={135 - 154}
  • J. Krumboltz
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Career Assessment
What-you-should-be-when-you-grow-up need not and should not be planned in advance. Instead career counselors should teach their clients the importance of engaging in a variety of interesting and beneficial activities, ascertaining their reactions, remaining alert to alternative opportunities, and learning skills for succeeding in each new activity. Four propositions: (1) The goal of career counseling is to help clients learn to take actions to achieve more satisfying career and personal lives… Expand
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