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Overview

Dramatic challenges and changes in the world of work prompted a sweeping revision of this Fifth Edition of Psychology Applied to Work: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Muchinsky now discusses the social, cultural, and structural changes affecting business and the workplace, as well as their impact on employers and employees. Muchinsky consistently relates practical, real-life situations to the best practices offered by industrial and organizational psychology. The author takes you into the workplace using field notes based on his own consulting experience. Case studies present you with complex workplace problems.
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A text in industrial/organization I/O psychology, with sections on research methods, personnel psychology, organizational psychology, and the work environment, featuring case studies, questions, field notes, and cartoons. This fifth edition is revised to reflect dramatic changes in the field, and contains new chapters on organizations and teams, organizational behavior, and stress and well-being at work, and a chapter examining the changing nature of work and its effects on individuals and society. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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This textbook applies psychological principles to address the behavioral problems that arise in the work setting. Muchinsky (University of North Carolina) covers research and assessment techniques, hiring practices, employee training, organizational change, work motivation, and approaches to leadership. The seventh edition adds a chapter on teams and teamwork. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534166205
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Series: Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 738

Meet the Author

Paul M. Muchinsky received his B.A. degree in psychology from Gettysburg College, his M.S. degree in psychology from Kansas State University, and his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. He was a faculty member of Iowa State University for twenty years. In 1993 he was appointed the Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Professor of Business at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2004 Dr. Muchinsky was the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for his outstanding educational contributions to the field. Throughout his career, Dr. Muchinsky has been very active in a wide range of professional activities within the field of industrial/organizational psychology. Many of the cases and examples of concepts presented in this book come directly from his professional experiences. When not engaged as an I/O psychologist, Dr. Muchinsky fantasizes about playing baseball for the New York Yankees.
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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 The Foundations of Industrial/Organization I/O Psychology 1
Ch. 1 The Historical Background of I/O Psychology 3
Ch. 2 Research Methods in I/O Psychology 25
Sect. 2 Personnel Psychology 59
Ch. 3 Criteria: Standards for Decision Making 61
Ch. 4 Predictors: Psychological Assessments 91
Ch. 5 Personnel Decisions 133
Ch. 6 Training and Development 174
Ch. 7 Performance Appraisal 212
Sect. 3 Organizational Psychology 243
Ch. 8 Organizations and Work Teams 245
Ch. 9 Organizational Behavior 273
Ch. 10 Stress and Well-Being at Work 299
Ch. 11 Work Motivation 326
Ch. 12 Leadership 355
Sect. 4 The Work Environment 385
Ch. 13 Job Design and Organization Development: Creating High-Performance Organizations 387
Ch. 14 Union/Management Relations 420
Ch. 15 Ergonomics and Work Conditions 448
Ch. 16 The Changing Nature of Work 484
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