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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 243
Professor
Frederick Brown
Semester
Fall

Description
Psych 11/30/12 Class 28 Chapter 9: Work –Ajob, a career, a passion Work: – One of the most basic human activities – Some work necessary for survival – More time and energy than any other life activity – Expect spending 40 – 50 years working Meaningfulness of work: – Philosophical, moral, religious, and political changes: – Greeks: slave labor – Early jews: punishment – Protestant reformation: holy calling – Also our passion? The Significance of Work Types of work 1) Managerial and professional specialty 2) Mechanical, sales and administrative support 3) Service occupations 4) Operators, fabricators, and laborers 5) Precision production, craft and repair 6) Farming, forestry and fishing Subsistence work: Making a living – Can exist on various basic levels – Poverty: below the expected subsistence level at this time Maintenance work: Work to maintain level above subsistence Supportive: “gotta do” work for – Living – Working – Preparing to work (education) Enhancing work: Both “gotta do” and “wanna do” work – To improve and maintain quality of living Divisions of Labor Traditional
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