Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice: A Viewpoint from a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Career Assessment

  • Itamar Gati The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


This chapter appears in J. P. Sampson, E. Bullock-Yowell, V. C. Dozier, D. S. Osborn, & J. G. Lenz (Eds.), Integrating theory, research, and practice in vocational psychology: Current status and future directions. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University. Retrieved from

The chapter is based on a paper presented at the conference of the Society of Vocational Psychology, May 16–17, 2016, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.  A video presentation of a preliminary version of this paper may be retrieved from

Appreciation is expressed to Naomi Goldblum, Shachar Hechtlinger, Nimrod Levin, Yuliya Lipshits-Braziler, Zehava Masuri, Jim Sampson, Dana Vertsberger, and W. Bruce Walsh, the editor of the Journal of Career Assessment, for their comments on an earlier draft of this chapter.

Correspondence should be addressed to Itamar Gati, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91905, Israel.  E-mail:

Keywords: career assessment, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), multidimensional career assessment, computerized assessment, interpretation of assessments, incremental validity, career interventions, effectiveness of interventions

Section 3: A View from the Editor’s Desk: Ensuring Quality in Theory, Research, and Practice