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Organizational Psychology A Scientist-Practitioner Approach

ISBN-10: 0470109769
ISBN-13: 9780470109762
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Now in a Second Edition, Organizational Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach provides readers with a thorough overview of both the science and practice of organizational psychology. The new edition provides more practical examples, material on personal difference and personality, and considerations of diversity to fulfill the needs of todays professionals in training.

THOMAS W. BRITT is Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. He was previously a Research Psychologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is the co-editor of Psychology of the Peacekeeper: Lessons from the Field (Praeger, 2003).

Preface
Introduction to Organizational Psychology
What Is Organizational Psychology?
Organizational Psychology in Context
The Scientist-Practitioner Approach
Historical Influences in Organizational Psychology
The Chapter Sequence
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Research Methods and Statistics
Methods of Data Collection
Special Issues in Data Collection
Statistical Methods in Organizational Psychology
Special Issues in Statistical Analysis
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Attraction and Socialization
The Recruitment Process: An Organizational Perspective
The Recruitment Process: The Applicant's Perspective
Organizational Socialization
The Impact of Diversity on Organizational Socialization
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Productive Behavior in Organizations
Defining Productive Behavior
Job Performance
Measurement of Job Performance
Determinants of Job Performance
Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Innovation in Organizations
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
Job Satisfaction
Organizational Commitment
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Counterproductive Behavior in Organizations
Defining Counterproductive Behavior
Ineffective Job Performance
Employee Absenteeism
Employee Turnover
Less Common Forms of Counterproductive Behavior
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Occupational Stress and Employee Health
A Brief History
Approaches and Terminology
Occupational Stress Terminology
Occupational Stress Models
Workplace Stressors
Reducing the Impact of Workplace Stressors
Cross-Cultural Occupational Stress Research
Generalizability
Stressors Experienced
Coping with Stress
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Theories of Motivation
Defining Motivation and Theoretical Approaches
Need-Based Theories of Motivation
Cognitive Process Theories of Motivation
The Behavioral Approach to Motivation
Self-Determination Theory
Job-Based Theories of Motivation
The Practical Value of Motivation Theories
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Organizational Applications of Motivation Theory
Some Basic Assumptions
Behaviors Organizations Attempt to Influence
Organizational Reward Systems
Motivation through the Design of Work
Organizational Disciplinary Procedures
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Leadership and Influence Processes
Defining Leadership
General Approaches to Leadership
Modern Theories of Leadership
Power and Influence in Organizations
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Group Dynamics and Behavior
Why Do People Join Groups?
Defining Characteristics of Groups
Group Structure
Stages of Group Development
Intergroup Dynamics and Behavior
Types of Intergroup Interactions
Predictors of Intergroup Interaction Patterns
Intergroup Conflict
Improving the Quality of Intergroup Relations
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Team Effectiveness
Defining Team Effectiveness
Models of Team Effectiveness
Determinants of Team Effectiveness
Behavioral Processes
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teams
The Future of Teams in Organizations
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Organizational Theory and Design
What Is an Organizational Theory?
Major Organizational Theories
Determinants of Organizational Design
Recent Innovations in Organizational Design
Research on Organizational Design
The Future of Organizational Design
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Organizational Culture
Defining Organizational Culture
Models of Organizational Culture
Manifestations of Organizational Culture
The Development of Organizational Culture
Measuring Organizational Culture
Changing Organizational Culture
The Impact of Organizational Culture
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
Organizational Change and Development
What Is Organizational Development and Why Is It Used?
A Brief History of Organizational Development
The Theory Base of Organizational Development
Organizational-Change Interventions
Conditions Necessary for Successful Organizational Change
Evaluation of Organizational-Development Programs
Special Issues in Client-Consultant Relationships
Chapter Summary
Suggested Additional Readings
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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