Work Psychology

Work Psychology


By (author) John Arnold, By (author) Ray Randall, By (author) Fiona Patterson, By (author) Joanne Silvester, By (author) Ivan T. Robertson, By (author) Cary L. Cooper, By (author) Bernard Burnes, By (author) Professor Don Harris, By (author) Carolyn Axtell, By (author) Deanne Den Hartog


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  • Format: Paperback | 848 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 262mm x 32mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 14 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273711210
  • ISBN 13: 9780273711216
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 194,664

Product description

The fifth edition of this market-leading textbook retains its popular blend of theory, research and examples. Substantially revised and updated with extensive new material that reflects contemporary research and debate, the book offers an accessible and fascinating examination of human behaviour in today's workplace. Covering a broad range of core topics, the book is suitable for undergraduate students in business, management, and psychology as well as those studying for professional qualifications.

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Author information

John Arnold is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Business School, Loughborough University. Ray Randall is the Course Director for the MSc in Occupational Psychology and MSc in the Psychology of Work at the University of Leicester. They are joined by a team of expert authors including: * Carolyn Axtell (University of Sheffield)* Bernard Burnes (Manchester Business School)* Cary Cooper (Lancaster University Management School)* Deanne Den Hartog (University of Amsterdam)* Don Harris (Cranfield University)* Fiona Patterson (City University London)* Ivan Robertson (Leeds University Business School)* Joanne Silvester (City University London)* Stephen Swailes (University of Hull)

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Work psychology: an initial orientation Chapter 2 Theory research and practice in work psychology Chapter 3 Individual differences Chapter 4 The foundations of personnel selection: analysing jobs, competencies and selection effectiveness Chapter 5 Personnel selection and assessment processes methods: what works? Chapter 6 Assessing people at work Chapter 7 Attitudes at work and the employment relationship Chapter 8 Approaches to work motivation and job design Chapter 9 Design at Work Chapter 10 Communication technology Chapter 11 Training and development Chapter 12 Stress and well-being at Work Chapter 13 Groups, teams and teamwork Chapter 14 Leadership Chapter 15 Careers and career management Chapter 16 Understanding organizational change and culture Glossary