Organizational and Work Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology
Routledge – 2008 – 302 pages
Series: Topics in Applied Psychology
Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field.
Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession.
Organizational and Work Psychology examines individual behaviour, motivation and satisfaction, diversity management, teamwork, and decision making. Personnel practices and human resource management, performance management and career management are also explored in depth. The book also includes discussions on health, wellness and dysfunctional behaviour at work, politics and power in organizations, leadership, job design and the meaning of work. It concludes with an analysis of organizational cultures and climates and organizational change and development. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in applied organizational and work psychology.
Other books in the series include: Clinical Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Chapter 1: Introduction to organizational and work psychology
Section 1: Organizational psychology
Chapter 2: Individual differences and diversity management
Chapter 3: Motivation and satisfaction
Chapter 4: Group behaviour
Chapter 5: Communication
Chapter 6: Leadership
Section 2: Work psychology
Chapter 7: Human resource planning and job analysis
Chapter 8: Recruitment and selection
Chapter 9: Induction, training and development
Chapter 10: Compensation management
Chapter 11: Performance appraisal
Chapter 12: Career development
Section 3: Further aspects of organizational psychology
Chapter 13: Well-being and dysfunctional behaviour at work
Chapter 14: Organizational design, development and culture
Ian Rothmann is Professor of Industrial Psychology at the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Cary Cooper is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health and Pro Vice Chancellor for External Relations at the University of Lancaster.