Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

ISBN-10: 0136009905
ISBN-13: 9780136009900
Edition: 5th 2008
Authors: Ronald E. Riggio
List price: $176.00
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Book details

List price: $176.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Organizational Psychology nbsp; From its first edition, two important themes have been the foundation of Ronald E. RiggiosIntroduction to Industrial / Organizational Psychology. First,nbsp;because I/O psychology is a field with both a strong scientific base and an applied orientation, the book demonstrates the connection between psychological theory and application: theoretical concepts are shown to lead to useful interventions. Second,this book was designed and written with the student in mind. Whenever possible, the text draws on examples and illustrations from the world of work that students understand - making for an introductory text that appeals to a wide range of students with varying academic backgrounds. nbsp; This student-centered, real-world driven text demonstrates the connection between psychological theory and application in the field of Industrial / Organizational Psychology.nbsp;

Introduction
Introduction: Definitions and History
Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 18
Personnel Issues
Job Analysis
Employee Selection
Evaluating Employee Performance
Employee Training and Development
Worker Issues
Motivation
Job Satisfaction and Positive Employee Attitudes & Behaviors
Worker Stress and Negative Employee Attitudes & Behaviors
Work Group and Organizational Issues
Communication in the Work Place
Group Processes in Work Organizations
Leadership
Influence, Power, and Politics
Related Areas
Human Factors and Occupational Health Psychology
Glossary
References
Index
Preface
Introduction
Introduction
Definitions and History What is Industrial/Organizational Psychology?
The Science and Practice of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The Roots and Early History of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The Beginnings World War I and the 1920s
The Great Depression Years and World War II
The Postwar Years and the Modern Era Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Today and in the Future First trend: The changing nature of work Second trend
Expanding focus on human resources Third trend
Increasing diversity in the workforce Fourth trend
Increasing globalization of business Summary
Research Methods in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
Social Scientific Research Methods
Goals of Social Scientific Research Methods
Steps in the Research Process Formulation of the problem or issue
Generation of hypotheses
Selecting the research design
Collection of data
Analyses of research data
Interpretation of research results Major Research Designs
The Experimental Method Two examples of the experimental method
A laboratory and a field experiment Quasi-experiments
The Correlational Method Two examples of the correlational method
Meta-analysis The Case Study Method
Measurement of Variables Observational
Techniques Self-report
Techniques Measuring Work Outcomes
The Bottom Line Interpreting and Using Research Results
Summary
Appendix: Statistical Analyses of Research
Data Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics
Statistical Analysis of Experimental Method
Data Statistical Analysis of Correlational Method Data
Appendix
Summary
Personnel Issues
Job Analysis
Job Analysis
Job Analysis Methods
Observation
Participation
Existing data
Interviews
Surveys
Job diaries Specific
Job Analysis Techniques
Job Element Method Functional
Job Analysis
Position Analysis
Questionnaire Critical Incidents
Technique Comparing the Different
Job Analysis Techniques
Job Analysis and the ADA
Job Evaluation and Comparable Worth
Summary
Employee Selection A Model for Employee
Selection Steps in the Employee
Selection Process Employee Recruitment Employee Screening
Evaluation of Written Materials
References and Letters of Recommendation
Employment Testi<$$$>

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