Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the WorkPlace / Edition 3

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Overview

This work examines the contribution of psychological theory to our understanding of human behaviour in the workplace. It covers both personnel issues such as selection and training and organizational issues such as decision making. It contains up-to-date material with coverage of organizational culture and design. There is also material on change and development and the issue of power at individual and, group and organizational levels. Real-life examples are used to support the theory, to show how the concepts dealth with actually apply to work settings.

The book is suitable for ACCA, CIMA and GNVQ programmes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273628682
  • Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Financial Times Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 524

Meet the Author

John Arnold

John Arnold is the author of E-Mail Marketing For Dummies and director of Constant Contact University. Ian Lurie is President of Portent Interactive. Marty Dickinson is an independent Web entrepreneur. Elizabeth Marsten is a Pay Per Click expert with Portent Interactive. Michael Becker is Executive Vice President of iLoop Mobile.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of case studies
Preface
1 Perspectives on work organisations and cultures 1
2 Concepts of the person in work psychology 24
3 Work psychology: its origins, subject matter and research techniques 41
4 Basic statistics and data analysis in work psychology 72
5 Minority groups at work 99
6 Individual differences 118
7 Personnel selection: design and validation 138
8 Personnel selection and assessment processes: validity and utility 162
9 Attitudes at work 190
10 The analysis and modification of work behaviour 220
11 Approaches to work motivation 244
12 Perceiving people 273
13 Decisions, teams and groups at work 295
14 Leadership 333
15 Training and learning at work 359
16 Careers and career management 383
17 Work, stress and psychological well-being 421
18 Managing stress at work 445
19 Job redesign and new technology 456
20 Understanding organisational change 483
Index 513
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