Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology: Perspectives of a Journal of Vocational Behavior Editorial Board Member

  • Donna E. Schultheiss Cleveland State University


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 Nadya Fouad and Mark Savickas for their comments on an earlier draft of this chapter.

Correspondence should be addressed to Donna E. Schultheiss, Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. E-mail:

Key Words: theory, research, practice, career, vocational psychology, integration, industrial-organizational psychology, research-practice gap, translational research


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