Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet

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What does it mean to carry out "good work"? What strategies allow people to maintain moral and ethical standards at a time when market forces wield unprecedented power and work life is being radically altered by technological innovation? These are the questions at the heart of this important collaboration by three leaders in psychology. Enlivened with stories of real people facing hard decisions, Good Work offers powerful insight into one of the most important issues of our time and, indeed, into the future course of science, technology, and communication.

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Good Work in Difficult Times
The Conditions of Good Work
Early Attempts to Shape Bodies and Minds
Genetics in the Limelight
A Golden Age in a WellAligned Domain
Storm Clouds in Genetics
Power Gained and Debased in the News Media
Sources of Strength in Journalism
Good Work in Journalism Today
Information About the Good Work Project
Methods for Studying Good Work
Journalism Interview Protocol
Genetics Interview Protocol

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Page 5 - But it also happens surprisingly often at work — as long as the job provides clear goals, immediate feedback, and a level of challenges matching our skills. When these conditions are present, we have a chance to experience work as 'good...

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Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 1990, he was the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in education. In 2000, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is professor of psychology and education at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Flow, The Evolving Self, Creativity, and Being Adolescent.

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