Author: John Arnold
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Now in its sixth edition, Work Psychology is an accessible and fascinating examination of human behaviour in today’s workplace, written by authors who are all experts in their fields. Substantially updated with new material that reflects current research and debate in the area, the text retains its popular blend of theory, research and engaging examples. Covering a broad range of core topics, this text is suitable for undergraduate students in business, management, and psychology as well as those studying for professional qualifications. This new sixth edition offers you: A clear and consistent structure, including an opening and closing case study and other exercises within each chapter to help you to apply what you’ve learnt. Attractive full-colour design that aids navigation and enlivens the text. Extensive coverage of cross-cultural issues that reflects the increasingly global context of work. Learning outcomes, long and short self-test questions, a glossary, annotated further reading and weblinks to enable your learning within and beyond the textbook. All the latest research and hot topics in the field of work psychology. A new ‘Key debate’ feature that directs you to key controversies and contemporary debate around work psychology today. A new ‘Research methods in focus’ feature that de-mystifies and illustrates with examples the use of strong research methods in practice. A new ‘Point of integration’ feature which clearly links the theories between chapters, allowing for a greater understanding of the topic as a whole. Additional material for lecturers is available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/workpsych About the authors Written and edited by authors who are all expert teachers and researchers in their fields, Work Psychology offers a clear and authoritative introduction to human behaviour in the workplace. John Arnold is Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. Ray Randall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. With expert contributions from co-authors: Fiona Patterson Founder Director of the Work Psychology Group, Principal Researcher the University of Cambridge and Visiting Professorship at City University London. Joanne Silvester Professor of Psychology, Cass Business School, City University London. Ivan Robertson Founder Director of Robertson Cooper Ltd and Emeritus Professor of Work & Organizational Psychology, Manchester Business School. Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Health, Alliance Manchester Business School, and President of the British Academy of Management. Bernard Burnes Professor of Organisational Change, Stirling Management School. Don Harris Professor of Human Factors in the Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University. Carolyn Axtell Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield University Management School.
Author: John Arnold
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Business & Economics
"Compulsory initial reading for students on introductory courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The fourth edition establishes itself as the benchmark introductory textbook for students of occupational psychology. It's accessible, scientifically-based and well grounded in theory and practice without ever becoming dry. The case study examples throughout are particularly useful." Dr Neil Anderson, Professor of Organisational Psychology, University of Amsterdam "This is the benchmark text in occupational psychology. Everyone considering a career in this field simply has to read this book prior to starting their course." Dr Andreas Liefooghe,Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London The fourth edition of this market-leading textbook examines how work psychology helps our understanding and management of the world of work today. Covering a broad range of core topics, this book is suitable for undergraduate students in business, management and psychology as well as those studying for professional qualifications. Key features and benefits Each chapter has an opening and closing case study with related exercises to help apply the theory presented in that chapter. Full colour design helps navigation and enlivens the text. Coverage of cross-cultural issues reflects the increasingly global context of work. Learning outcomes, long and short self-test questions, annotated further reading and weblinks help students structure their learning within and beyond the textbook. A comprehensive glossary helps students revise key terms. A companion website offers extra material for lecturers and students at www.booksites.net/arnold_workpsych More material on performance appraisals, emotional intelligence, diversity and competencies reflects the evolution of courses and the workplace. About the authors John Arnold is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Business School, Loughborough University. Joanne Silvester is Professor of Organisational Psychology at Goldsmith's College. Fiona Patterson is Professor of Psychology at City University. Ivan Robertson is an independent consultant. Cary Cooper is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Psychology at Lancaster University. Bernard Burnes is Senior Lecturer in Management at UMIST.
Author: Lisa Matthewman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2009-01-22
Genre: Business & Economics
This textbook provides a concise introduction to psychology in the modern day workplace. Written by a team of authors, the book presents the essential core topics taught on work psychology modules, in addition to more contemporary issues such as performance appraisal, trauma at work, relationships at work, emotional intelligence, and diversity.
This superb introduction to the field of organizational psychology and organizational behaviour builds on the foundation of the highly successful first edition to provide up-to-date explanations of all the key topics in a clear, coherent and accessible style. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and examples as well as end-of-chapter summaries and concluding remarks. Topic sections on key research studies, as well as applied aspects such as human resources applications and cross-cultural issues, lead the reader through the complexities of the theory to its practical application. The Psychology of Behaviour at Work covers all major topics in the field, from vocational choice, personality, attitudes, motivation and stress, to cooperation, learning, training, group dynamics, decision making and leadership. Further sections introduce corporate culture and climate, as well as organisational structure, change and development, and a final section outlines predictions not only for the future study of organizational psychology, but of the future of work itself. As with the first edition, The Psychology of Behaviour at Work will prove to be an invaluable resource for psychology students on work and organizational psychology courses, business students on organizational behaviour courses, and human resources managers eager to expand their knowledge of this fascinating field.
Tracing the development of work psychology and organizational behaviour from the early 20th century to the present, this book focuses on the relations between knowledge, power and practice. The author charts the impact of such psychology upon the emergence of new management tools.
Author: Anna Sutton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics
How do managers at successful organisations such as Google motivate their people? What's the best way to lead your team to high performance? What are peak experiences and how can you find them at work? Business is about people: for organisations to thrive, managers need to know how to identify and develop the right people, and how to communicate with, lead and motivate them. Work Psychology in Action introduces key psychological concepts and demonstrates how they come into play in the real world of work, while providing you with an awareness of how business priorities inform and underpin applied psychology. It combines summaries of important research studies with an exploration of topics from different international perspectives to give you a deeper appreciation of how psychology develops and is used around the business world. The book takes a practical, problem-solving approach to understanding the role of psychology in the workplace and focuses on employability skills that will benefit you in your future career. Key features: • Fad or Fact? debates highlight recent management tools and interventions and assess their evidence base. • Psychological Toolkit boxes enable you to use what you have learnt to enhance your own employability and work life. • A section dedicated to cutting-edge psychology, including consumer and financial psychology and research methods. Lecturers can visit www.palgrave.com/companion/sutton-work-psychology for teaching materials to support their course.
This student's text in psychology and business has been revised to reflect research and the needs of modern courses. Additional material covers such topics as cross-cultural issues, ethics, psychological testing and emotional intelligence, and chapter summaries and learning objectives are included.
Author: Neil Conway
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2005-11-17
Genre: Business & Economics
How can we understand the relationship between employer and employee? What determines the give and take of such relationships and what happens when they go wrong? This text is a comprehensive overview of what is now the major way of trying to understand the employment relationship - the concept of the psychological contract.
Written by a team of experts and with contributions from seminal academics and leading practitioners, Work and Occupational Psychology links theoretical learning with key practical skills to form an ideal companion to any student in the field. Structured around the 8 core areas of Occupational Psychology to ensure a rounded overview Assumes no prior knowledge making it ideal for students studying Occupational Psychology for the first time Contemporary discussion including cutting edge research and reflections on the future Reflects a global workplace through discussion of international and cross-cultural issues and a range of international case studies Engages critically with the subject to encourage analytical thinking Online learning aids include hints and tips for discussion questions, online readings, and chapter podcasts www.sagepub.co.uk/zibarras Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here
Insidious Workplace Behavior (IWB) refers to low-level, pervasive acts of deviance directed at individual or organizational targets. Because of its inherently stealthy nature, scientists have paid little attention to IWB, allowing us to know very little about it. With this book, that now is changing. The present volume - the first to showcase this topic - presents original essays by top organizational scientists who share the most current thinking about IWB. Contributors examine, for example, the many forms that IWB takes, focusing on its antecedents, consequences, and moderators. They also highlight ways that organizational leaders can manage and constrain IWB so as to attenuate its adverse effects. And to promote both theory and practice in IWB, contributors also discuss the special problems associated with researching IWB and strategies for overcoming them. Aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners in the organizational sciences - especially industrial-organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management - this seminal volume promises to inspire research and practice for years to come.
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so called big data—will become a key basis of competition in business. Statisticians and researchers will be updating their analytic approaches, methods and research to meet the demands created by the availability of big data. The goal of this book is to show how advances in data science have the ability to fundamentally influence and improve organizational science and practice. This book is primarily designed for researchers and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, management and statistics.
The Self at Work brings researchers in industrial and organizational psychology and organizational behavior together with researchers in social and personality psychology to explore how the self impacts the workplace. Covering topics such as self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-control, power, and identification, each chapter examines how research on the self informs and furthers understanding of organizational topics such as employee engagement, feedback-seeking, and leadership. With their combined expertise, the chapter authors consider how research on the self has influenced management research and practice (and vice-versa), limitations of applying social psychology research in the organizational realm, and future directions for organizational research on the self. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals who are interested in how research on the self can inform industrial/organizational psychology.