Workplace blues

The American workplace has eroded across many dimensions, leaving workers feeling untethered and insecure about their futures, according to a new book by Lynch School of Education and Human Development Professor of Counseling Psychology David Blustein, one of the nation’s foremost experts on the psychology of work. The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Work Experience in America (Oxford University Press, June 2019) details Blustein’s new research that finds American workers increasingly beset by anxiety and distress wrought by economic trends that have reshaped when, where, how, and how long Americans work to earn both a living and a sense of purpose. Blustein hopes his findings will add a needed psychological perspective to debates and policies about work that thus far have been mainly limited to economic and political considerations. Read more from Boston College Chronicle.

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