Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Linking Theory with Practice / Edition 1

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By bringing together leading industrial and organisational psychologists, this book helps explore the relationship between the theory of industrial and organizational psychology and the principles applied in 'real' organizations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Cooper and Locke's Industrial and Organizational Psychology:From Theory to Practice is a valuable contribution to thediscipline of industrial and organizational psychology. The volumeincludes chapters from leading international scholars in a widerange of industrial and organizational topics, from incentives torecruitment and leadership to stress. Organizational scholars,psychologists, and students of organizations can all find value inthis selective, collected volume which is a substantive and solidcontribution to our field." James Campbell, University of Texasat Arlington.

"Applied sciences are ever put to prove that 'theoreticalapplication' is not an oxymoron. Editors Cooper and Locke bringthis issue to light in the field of I/O psychology. The editorsfocus the attention of an estimable group of organizationalscientists and practitioners upon a broad array of importantorganizational problems. The result is an electric exchange thatgives both theory and practice a run for the money. This volumeshould be a staple for the field for years to come." LanceSandelands, Department of Psychology, University ofMichigan.

"Industrial and Organizational Psychology, broaches manyof the issues discussed in the context of organisational crisis. Inthis case the overarching connection between the 13 articles is theapplication of organisational psychology to specific organisationalproblems. Motivations, stress, organisational justice, teameffectiveness, leadership, job satisfaction, goal setting andperformance are the main areas addressed, Although these arefamiliar themes, there is a concerted attempt by the authors tolink theory with practice - something my MBA students implore me todo..... The articles are of a good standard and the book shouldmake useful reading for anyone seeking to put some empirical andpractical flesh on the theoretical bones of organizationalpsychology." Times Higher Educational Supplement.

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Meet the Author

Cary L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology andPro-Vice Chancellor at the Manchester School of Management (UMIST).He written or edited over 80 books, and is co-editor of theBlackwell Encyclopedia of Management. Prof. Cooper is a Fellow ofthe British Psychological Society, Royal Society of Arts, RoyalSociety of Medicine, Royal Society of Health and of both theAmerican and British Academy of Management.

Edwin A. Locke is Dean's Professor of Leadership andMotivation at the University of Maryland at College Park. He haspublished numerous books and articles and is a Fellow of theAmerican Psychological Association, the American PsychologicalSociety, and the Academy of Management.

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Table of Contents



Editorial foreword: Cary l. Cooper and Edwin Locke.

1. Incentives: Theory and Practice: Kathryn M. Bartol and CathyC. Durham.

2. Workplace Interventions to Prevent Stress-related Illness:Lessons from Research and Practice: Daniel C. Ganster and LarryMurphy.

3. Advances in Leadership Training and Development: Marilyn E.Gist and Dana McDonald-Mann.

4. The Pursuit of Organisational Justice: From Conceptualizationto Implication to Application: Jerald Greenburg and Allan Lind.

5.Team Effectiveness in Theory and Practice: J. RichardHackmann, Ruth Wageman, Thomas M. Ruddy and Charles R. Ray.

6. Theory and Practice of Leadership: Into the New Millennium:Ram Aditya, Robert J. House and Steven Kerr.

7. Job Satisfaction: Research and Practice: Timothy A. Judge andAllan H. Church.

8. Overlooking Theory and Research in Performance Appraisal atOne's Peril: Much Done, More to Do: Gary Latham and Sooson(Daghighi) Latham.

9. Goal Setting: Theory and Practice: Terry Michell, KenThompson and Jane George-Falvy.

10. Research on the Employment Interview: Usefulness forPractice and Recommendations for Future Research: Sara L. Rynes,Alison E. Barber and Gale H. Varma.

11. Intelligence, Motivation, and Job Performance: John E.Hunter, Frank L. Schmidt, John M. Rauschenberger and Michele E. A.Jayne.

12. Organizational Recruitment: Enhancing the Intersection ofResearch and Practice: M. Susan Taylor and Christopher J.Collins.

13. Conclusion: The Challenge of Linking Theory with Practice:Cary L. Cooper and Edwin A. Locke.


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