Psychology and Work Today

ISBN-10: 0131932128

ISBN-13: 9780131932128

Edition: 9th 2006 (Revised)

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An invaluable preparatory guide for entering todayrsquo;s global business and industrial world, this informative, sophisticated, and entertaining book informs readers about the nature of work in modern society. Focusing on the practical and applied knowledge, it shows how industrial-organizational psychology directly influence our lives as job applicants, trainees, employees, managers, and consumers.Topics include human resource development (employee selection, psychological testing, performance appraisal, and training); leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, and job involvement; working conditions, safety, violence, and health in the workplace; and engineering and consumer psychology. Hot-button issues such as internet addiction and social isolation, discrimination based on genetic testing, ethnic harassment, and executive coaching are discussed and debated.An excellent handbook for all human resource employees, as well as managers, executives, and others responsible for hiring personnel.
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Book details

List price: $212.47
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Duane Schultz lives in Clearwater, Florida.

Preface
The Practice of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Principles, Practices, and Problems
Is Work a Four-Letter Word?
Industrial-Organizational Psychology on the Job
Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Everyday Life
What I-O Psychology Means to Your Employer
The Scope and Historical Development of I-O Psychology
Contemporary Challenges for I-O Psychology
I-O Psychology as a Career: Training and Employment
Problems for I-O Psychologists
Areas of I-O Psychology
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Techniques, Tools, and Tactics
Why Study Research Methods?
Methods of Psychological Research
The Experimental Method
The Naturalistic Observation Method
Surveys and Opinion Polls
Virtual Laboratories: Web-Based Research
Methods of Data Analysis
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
The Development of Human Resources
Employee Selection Principles and Techniques
Organizational Entry
Employee Preferences
The Recruitment Process
A Review of the Selection Process
Fair Employment Practices
Job Analysis
Biographical Information
Interviews
References and Letters of Recommendation
Assessment Centers
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Psychological Testing
Principles of Psychological Testing
Fair Employment Practices
An Overview of a Testing Program
Administering Psychological Tests
Types of Psychological Tests
Limitations of Psychological Testing
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Performance Appraisal
Fair Employment Practices
Performance Appraisal: Why Do It?
Objective Performance Appraisal Methods
Judgmental Performance Appraisal Methods
Performance Appraisal for Managers
Bias in Performance Appraisal
How to Improve Performance Appraisals
The Postappraisal Interview
Performance Appraisal: A Poor Rating?
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Training and Development
The Scope of Organizational Training Programs
Goals of Organizational Training Programs
Staffing for Organizational Training Programs
The Pretraining Environment
How People Learn: Psychological Factors
Training Methods
Career Development and Planning
Evaluating Organizational Training Programs
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Organizational Psychology
Leadership
Approaches to Leadership
Theories of Leadership
Styles of Leadership
The Role of Power in Leadership
The Role of Expectations: The Pygmalion Effect
The Functions of Leadership
Characteristics of Successful Leaders
Problems of Leadership
Women in Management
Minority Employees in Management
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Job Involvement
Content Theories of Motivation
Process Theories of Motivation
Job Satisfaction: The Quality of Life at Work
Job Satisfaction and On-the-Job Behavior
Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Pay
Job Involvement and Organization Commitment
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
The Organization of the Organization
The Classic Organizational Style: Bureaucracy
The Modern Participative Organizational Style
Total Quality Management
Organizational Change
Socialization of New Employees
Organizational Culture
Labor Unions
Informal Groups: The Organization within the Organization
Technological Change and Organizational Structure
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Characteristics of the Workplace
Working Conditions
Physical Working Conditions
Work Schedules
Psychological and Social Issues
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Safety, Violence, and Health in the Workplace
Work-Related Health Problems
Accident Statistics
Causes of Accidents
Accident Prevention
Violence in the Workplace
Alcoholism in the Workplace
Drug Use in the Workplace
Computers and Physical Health Issues
HIV in the Workplace
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Stress in the Workplace
Occupational Health Psychology
Physiological Effects of Stress
Individual Differences in Stress Responses
Work-Family Conflicts
Causes of Stress in the Workplace
Effects of Stress in the Workplace
Treating Stress in the Workplace
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Engineering Psychology
Engineering Psychology
History and Scope of Engineering Psychology
Time-and-Motion Study
Person-Machine Systems
Workspace Design
Displays: Presenting Information
Controls: Taking Action
Human Factors in Everyday Life
Computers
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
Consumer Psychology
Consumer Psychology
The Scope of Consumer Psychology
Research Methods
The Nature and Scope of Advertising
Consumer Behavior and Motivation
Summary
Key Terms
Review Questions
Additional Reading
References
Glossary
Credits
Index
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