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Psychology Applied to Work: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Edition 7

Psychology Applied to Work: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Edition 7

by Paul M. Muchinsky


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Psychology Applied to Work: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Edition 7

Published in its First Edition 20 years ago, PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO WORK is the long-time market leader in the field of I/O psychology and has become the definitive standard for textbooks in this field. A significant revision, the Seventh Edition continues the text's tradition of providing a highly readable and understandable framework for the teaching and learning of I/O psychology at the undergraduate level. Muchinsky's text is renowned for its balanced blend of science and practice, based on the most current knowledge in the field, citing more than 800 references, the majority of which were published in the last five years. Case studies, field notes, and examples based on actual organizations illustrate and bring to life the relevance of I/O psychology to students' daily lives. This new edition enables students to understand the social, cultural, and structural changes affecting the world of work as it applies to employees and employers.

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ISBN-13: 9780534596255
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 7.54(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.09(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1. The Historical Background of I/O Psychology. 2. Research Methods in I/O Psychology. 3. Criteria: Standards for Decision-Making. 4. Predictors: Psychological Assessments. 5. Personnel Decisions. 6. Training and Development. 7. Performance Appraisal. 8. Organizations and Organizational Change. 9. Teams and Teamwork. 10.Organizational Attitudes and Behavior. 11. Occupational Health. 12. Work Motivation. 13. Leadership. 14. The Changing Nature of Work. References. Glossary. Appendix: Chapter 15- Union/Management Relations. Name Index. Subject Index.

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