Work Psychology An Introduction to Human Behaviour in the Workplace

ISBN-10: 0199227519
ISBN-13: 9780199227518
Edition: 2009
List price: $65.00
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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This textbook provides a concise and user-friendly introduction to psychology in the modern day workplace. The approach is critical, providing an emphasis on social psychology, with the traditional core topics found on a work psychology course being covered. In addition, the text will also introduce a range of more contemporary topics including relationships at work, emotional intelligence, diversity, and trauma at work. The text is written by a team (mostly based at the University of Westminster) teaching work psychology and organizational behaviour to HRM and business students. The book provides an accessible and lively introduction to the subject. Within the text there is a wide range of pedagogical features to help readers learn and understand the subject. Each chapter begins with an opening case study, followed by questions to engage the reader with the chapter; there are also mini case examples, reflective questions, section summaries, and activities.To support students using this textbook, an online resource centre provides additional materials including web links, a searchable glossary, revision cards and tests, games and exercises. For lecturers, a range of teaching materials have been developed, including links to video clips, for use in lecturers and seminars. Online Resource CentreFor lecturers:PowerPoint slides for each chapterLecturer's guide with suggestions for teaching and assessmentTest bankVideo library; web links, by chapter, to online video clipsAll tables, figures and diagrams from the textFor students:Web linksTests, games and exercises eg. stress vulnerability test, success orientation quiz, motivation testGlossaryFlashcardsStudy skills - additional study skills material related specifically to work psychology

List of tables
List of figures
List of activities
List of work psychology in practice
List of case illustrations
A guide to the book
How to use this book
How to use the online resource centre
About the editors
About the contributors
Studying work psychology
Perspectives
Introduction and overview of work psychology
Introduction
The nature of work psychology
The science of psychology and work psychology
Two different approaches to investigation in modern psychology: positivism and postmodernism
The world of work and organizations
Emerging issues in occupational psychology
Research methods in work psychology
Introduction
The nature and aims of research in work psychology: the positivist tradition and its critics
Research designs
Research methods and techniques
Analysing data
Critical issues
People at work
Personality and individual differences
Introduction
Definition of personality
Intelligence
Emotional intelligence
Creativity and innovation at work
Perceptions and attitudes at work
Introduction
Perception
Perception and attitudes
Attitudes to work
Motivation and work satisfaction
Introduction
Theories of work motivation
Job satisfaction, job dissatisfaction, and causes
The group at work
Relationships at work
Introduction
Relationships in the workplace
Relationship Issues
Developing effective relationships
Group, teams, and decision making
Introduction
Defining a group
Stages of group development
Why people conform to group membership
Functional behaviour
Dysfunctional behaviour
Leadership at work
Introduction
Definitions of leadership
Early theories of leadership
Leader-follower relationship
Gender and leadership
The organization at work
Career management and development
Introduction
Careers in context: the changing nature of work
Career theories
Career management
Gender and careers
Organizational change and development
Introduction
Organizational change
Power and politics in changing organizations
Change management
Organizational development
Human performance and the work environment
Introduction
Individual differences in performance
Performance-shaping factors
The work environment
Management issues
Assessing people at work
Introduction
An overview of the assessment process
Assessment methods
Integrative techniques: assessment and development centres
Graduate recruitment
Learning, training, and development
Introduction
Learning theories
Training arena
Management training and development
Psychological health in the workplace
Introduction
Organizational responsibility for psychological health
Moderating factors
Organizational interventions
The loss of work
Introduction
Employment
Unemployment
Underemployment
Redundancy
Retirement
Practical implications for occupational psychologists
New directions
The future of work
Introduction
Forces for change
The psychological contract
New ways of working
A quality approach to working life
Ethics and work
Conclusion
Glossary
Index

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