Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Edition 4

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This book retains the accessibility of the previous editions while incorporating the latest research findings, and updated organizational applications of the principles of I-O psychology. The scientist-practitioner model continues to be used as the philosophical cornerstone of the textbook. The writing continues to be topical, readable, and interesting. Furthermore, the text includes additional consideration of technological change and the concomitant change in the reality of work, as well as keeps and reinforces the systems approach whenever possible, stressing the interplay among different I-O psychology variables and constructs.

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"Thoroughly refreshed and updated, this new edition is even better than the last one. At the same time, it retains its wonderful historical perspective, a writing style that connects with the audience by using situations and examples that readers can relate to, and a laser-like focus on the scientist-practitioner model as an underlying framework."
Wayne Cascio, University of Colorado Denver

"This textbook provides an excellent introduction to I-O psychology. Landy and Conte do a masterful job of balancing the historical foundations, contemporary research, and practical applications of I-O psychology."
Brian C. Holtz, Rutgers University – Camden

"Landy and Conte provide an up-to-date and accessible introduction to industrial/organizational psychology. Practical examples and integration of material across chapters are key features of the textbook."
Debra A. Major, Old Dominion University

"I use this book in class because it utilizes a world approach to I/O Psychology and research. It is up-to-date, doesn’t dumb down, is comprehensive and well-written."
Michael Frese, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118291207
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 209,128
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank J. Landy of Baruch College of the City University of New York and Landy Litigation Support Group has been a teacher, published scholar, textbook author, and consultant in Organizational Psychology to government and business both domestically and internationally for 35 years. He has received numerous awards from scientific societies for that body of work. He is also frequently called upon to present expert testimony in employment discrimination cases.

Jeffrey M. Conte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University. His research interests include personnel selection, personality predictors of job performance, and factors associated with health and stress in the workplace.  He has worked with a variety of organizations in addressing such issues as human resource selection, stress, training evaluation, and organizational factors related to safety.

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Table of Contents

Preface xx

Part 1 Fundamentals

1 what is Industrial and Organizational Psychology? 3

2 Methods and Statistics in I-O Psychology 49

Part 2 Industrial Psychology

3 Individual Differences and Assessment 87

4 Job Analysis and Performance 155

5 Performance Measurement 197

6 Staffing Decisions 241

7 Training and Development 275

Part 3 Organizational Psychology

8 The Motivation to Work 317

9 Attitudes, Emotions, and Work 355

10 Stress and Worker Well-Being 395

11 Fairness and Diversity in the Workplace 441

12 Leadership 473

13 Teams in Organizations 517

14 The Organizations of Work Behavior 547

Glossary G-1

References R-1

Name Index I-1

Subject Index I-16

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