Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good: Helping Those Who Help Others

Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good: Helping Those Who Help Others

by Julie B. Olson-Buchanan
     
 

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This SIOP Organizational Frontiers volume will be one of the first to show how the field of Industrial Organizational psychology can help address societal concerns, and help focus research on the greater good of society. Contributions from worldwide experts showcase the power the IO community has to foster, promote and encourage pro social efforts. Also included will

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This SIOP Organizational Frontiers volume will be one of the first to show how the field of Industrial Organizational psychology can help address societal concerns, and help focus research on the greater good of society. Contributions from worldwide experts showcase the power the IO community has to foster, promote and encourage pro social efforts. Also included will be commentary from an eminent group of IO psychologists who give invaluable insights into the history and the future of IO psychology . By presenting the prosocial contributions, from personal satisfaction and career commitment to organizational effectiveness to societal development, the imperative and easibility of using I-O psychology for the greater good becomes increasingly compelling.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This book promises to direct I-O psychology down a new path—one that has historically been ignored by our profession but that will make our field even more relevant and visible to society at large. By assembling a broad—and impressive—team of thought leaders, Olson-Buchanan, Koppes Bryan, and Foster Thompson have set the stage for new and meaningful applications of the psychology of work."

Donald M. Truxillo, Psychology Department, Portland State University

"This book really does explore new frontiers for I-O psychology. The book maps amazing areas where I-O psychology faces challenges and can make important contributions in three important regions: the societal well-being in the corporate domain, the nonprofit domain, and the nontraditional domains of humanitarian work psychology. In each chapter new avenues are offered that benefit from the knowledge available in our discipline while stimulating new research and innovative practice in those specific contexts. It is important to note that with the discovery of these new territories the face of our discipline is being changed and enriched with new approaches, contents, methods, and tools for analysis and interventions. The chapters are outstanding sources to inspire innovative teaching, professional practice, and research of I-O psychology. I cordially invite you to read it and discover new ways I-O psychology can serve humanity."

José Maria Peiró, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

"A dream team of scholars and practitioners have come together to provide a truly special resource. Never before have we seen issues of ethics, CSR, sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and humanitarian work discussed together in an evidence-based way. The field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology has a vast wealth of knowledge to offer the creation of positive societal change. This book tells that story."

Deborah E. Rupp, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

"The editors assembled a world class team of experts who provide a comprehensive and insightful discussion on I-O psychology’s prosocial role in organizations. This book is the direction that I-O psychology needs to be going!!"

Ann Hergatt Huffman, Department of Psychology and College of Business, Northern Arizona University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848729605
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/21/2013
Series:
SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"This book promises to direct I-O psychology down a new path—one that has historically been ignored by our profession but that will make our field even more relevant and visible to society at large. By assembling a broad—and impressive—team of thought leaders, Olson-Buchanan, Koppes Bryan, and Foster Thompson have set the stage for new and meaningful applications of the psychology of work."

Donald M. Truxillo, Psychology Department, Portland State University

"This book really does explore new frontiers for I-O psychology. The book maps amazing areas where I-O psychology faces challenges and can make important contributions in three important regions: the societal well-being in the corporate domain, the nonprofit domain, and the nontraditional domains of humanitarian work psychology. In each chapter new avenues are offered that benefit from the knowledge available in our discipline while stimulating new research and innovative practice in those specific contexts. It is important to note that with the discovery of these new territories the face of our discipline is being changed and enriched with new approaches, contents, methods, and tools for analysis and interventions. The chapters are outstanding sources to inspire innovative teaching, professional practice, and research of I-O psychology. I cordially invite you to read it and discover new ways I-O psychology can serve humanity."

José Maria Peiró, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

"A dream team of scholars and practitioners have come together to provide a truly special resource. Never before have we seen issues of ethics, CSR, sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and humanitarian work discussed together in an evidence-based way. The field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology has a vast wealth of knowledge to offer the creation of positive societal change. This book tells that story."

Deborah E. Rupp, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

"The editors assembled a world class team of experts who provide a comprehensive and insightful discussion on I-O psychology’s prosocial role in organizations. This book is the direction that I-O psychology needs to be going!!"

Ann Hergatt Huffman, Department of Psychology and College of Business, Northern Arizona University

Meet the Author

Julie Olson-Buchanan is a professor and department chair in the Department of Management at the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Olson-Buchanan’s research interests include conflict and mistreatment in organizations, technology-based selection, work-life issues, virtual teams, and nonprofit engagement.

Laura Koppes Bryan is Dean of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, University of Baltimore. Previously, she was Director and Professor, School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, University of West Florida (UWF), and Director of the UWF Center for Applied Psychology.

Lori Foster Thompson is a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, where she oversees the IOTech4D lab devoted to research at the intersection of work, psychology, technology, and global development.

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