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A Profession Awry or Poised for the Future? Work Psychology and Professional Identity

  • Ann Marie Ryan (a1) and J. Kevin Ford (a1)

Abstract

The commentaries provided an array of perspectives on identity management in our profession. However, there was general agreement on what should be central and distinctive about our field and on the need to cultivate a positive identity for the profession. The commentators also suggested a number of ways to cultivate this identity. For us, the commentaries also stimulated further reflection on our approach to training graduate students. We share our reflections and encourage readers to take the time to reflect on their own efforts to contribute to the profession's management of identity.

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E-mail: ryanan@msu.edu, Address: Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 333 Psychology Bldg., East Lansing, MI 48824-1116

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