Theories of career choice attempt to explain how we end up in the work we do. Some theories emphasise our agency (control over the decisions made), some challenge the very notion of choice (emphasising restrictions placed on us by external structures). Other theories try to integrate both psychological and sociological perspectives to reflect an interplay of factors influencing behaviour, The first video covers key traditional theories (Differentialism, Developmentalism and Structuralism), the second covers modern theory (Social and Career Learning Theory, Constructivism and Narrative, Planned Happenstance, Chaos, Careership and Community Interaction). They are intended as a taster/ refresher, so further reading and discussion is recommended to provide a more in-depth understanding and critique.