Social Psychology at Work: Essays in Honour of Michael Argyle

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Social Psychology at Work is a fascinating and engaging review by some of the world's leading social psychologists. They examine such questions as the efficiency of older workers, the effect of the physical environment on working behaviour, the job demands that most lead to stress, and what troubles the business executive abroad. Social Psychology at Work is a rich source book of up-to-date ideas, research findings and reviews at the interface of pure and applied psychology. It will be important and rewarding ...
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Social Psychology at Work is a fascinating and engaging review by some of the world's leading social psychologists. They examine such questions as the efficiency of older workers, the effect of the physical environment on working behaviour, the job demands that most lead to stress, and what troubles the business executive abroad. Social Psychology at Work is a rich source book of up-to-date ideas, research findings and reviews at the interface of pure and applied psychology. It will be important and rewarding reading for all those such as students, consultants and managers who are interested in psychology at work.
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Social psychologists examine issues including performance appraisal, the efficiency of older workers, the effect of the physical environment on working behavior, and job demands that lead to stress. They compare pay satisfaction in the US and Britain, present research on work and well-being among offshore oil employees, and analyze the validity of various personality tests and their ability to predict a relationship between personality and productivity. Of interest to students, consultants, and managers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415097543
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/13/1995
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Editorial introduction 1
1 Socialization for work 7
2 Personality at work 25
3 Personality and productivity 49
4 Organizational leadership and followership: the role of interpersonal relations 69
5 British businessmen abroad 88
6 Pay satisfaction in America and Britain 108
7 Work and well-being among offshore oil employees 124
8 Job demands and anxiety 142
9 Socializing work 159
10 How environmental variables influence behaviour at work 176
11 Social skills and work 206
12 Putting practice into psychology 225
13 Age and work 236
14 Social psychology of work: towards 2000 254
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