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Work Psychology

An Introduction to Human Behaviour in the Workplace

Edited by Lisa Matthewman, Amanda Rose, and Angela Hetherington

January 2009

ISBN: 9780199227518

432 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

Price: £74.99

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.

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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.

  • Explores the traditional core topics, in addition to developments in the field (including emotional intelligence, relationships at work, diversity and occupational trauma) to show how the psychology of work helps to shape our understanding and knowledge of the world of work.
  • A critical approach is applied to the presentation of theory, research, and practice to encourage students to apply concepts and evaluate key theories.
  • Coverage of cross-cultural issues reflect the European and global context of the world of work.
  • A section at the beginning of the book is devoted to studying work psychology and provides an opportunity to revise core skills including case study analysis, writing reports and essays, and identifying transferable skills for the future.
  • A wide range of pedagogical features including a colour text design, case studies at the start of each chapter, and reflective questions within each chapter structure the reader's learning and understanding of the subject matter more easily.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Lisa Matthewman, Principal Lecturer in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Westminster, Amanda Rose, Principal Lecturer in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Westminster, and Angela Hetherington, Principal Lecturer in Work Psychology at the University of Westminster

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction and Overview of Work Psychology, Karen Powell-Williams
    2:Research Methods in Work Psychology, Amanda Rose
    3:Personality and individual differences, Natasha Marinkovic Grba
    4:Perceptions and attitudes at work, Kamala Balu
    5:Motivation and work satisfaction, Jenni Nowlan & Angela Wright
    6:Relationships at work, Lisa Matthewman & Peter Foss
    7:Groups, teams and decision making, Xanthy Kallis
    8:Leadership at work, Xanthy Kallis
    9:Career management and development, Jenni Nowlan
    10:Organizational change and development, Natasha Marinkovic Grb
    11:Human performance and the work environment, Lauren Thomas
    12:Assessing people at work, Amanda Rose & Karen Powell-Williams
    13:Learning, training and development, Jenni Nowlan, Xanthy Kallis & Kamala Balu
    14:Psychological health in the workplace, Angela Hetherington
    15:The loss of work, Lisa Matthewman
    16:The future of work, Nuala O'Sullivan

Additional Resources

Online Resource Centre

For lecturers:
PowerPoint slides for each chapter
Lecturer's guide with suggestions for teaching and assessment
Test bank
Video library; web links, by chapter, to online video clips
All tables, figures and diagrams from the text

For students:
Web links
Tests, games and exercises eg. stress vulnerability test, success orientation quiz, motivation test
Glossary
Flashcards
Study skills - additional study skills material related specifically to work psychology