Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education and an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University; an adjunct professor of neurology at the Boston School of Medicine; and the codirector of Project Zero at Harvard University. The recipient of many honors, including 16 honorary degrees, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, Gardner is the author of 18 books and several hundred articles. In 1990 he became the first American to receive the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award in education. Married to psychologist Ellen Winner and the father of four children, Gardner lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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.
Dit boek biedt een interessante inleiding op het thema Goed Werk. Hoe kun je als professional uitblinken in wat je doet, zonder daarbij je ethische kaders te verliezen? De drie psychologen vragen zich vanuit hun eigen invalshoek af hoe men moreel blijft handelen naarmate de druk vanuit de markt groter wordt. Hun gedachten zijn verlevendigd met voorbeelden vanuit de Genetica en Journalistiek.