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Psychology Applied to Work : An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology,9780534362522
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Psychology Applied to Work : An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780534362522

ISBN10:
0534362524
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/5/1999
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This text is recognized as the leading seller for the Industrial/Organizational psychology course; and Muchinsky is one of only a few educators within the field of I/O psychology who has been awarded a Distinguished Professorship. From important new issues like violence in the workplace, reorganization and downsizing, work stress, and cultural diversity training, to such key topics as job satisfaction, Muchinsky's Psychology Applied to Work offers the information and practical insights that help students understand this quickly evolving field. Using real company examples throughout the book, the author consistently relates on-the-job situations to the best practices offered by industrial and organizational psychology. Key updates and enhancements throughout this Sixth Edition help students understand the social, cultural, and structural changes affecting business and the workplace, as well as their impact on employers and employees.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL (I/O) PSYCHOLOGY 1(56)
1 The Historical Background of I/O Psychology
3(20)
2 Research Methods in I/O Psychology
23(34)
SECTION 2 PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY 57(178)
3 Criteria: Standards for Decision Making
59(34)
4 Predictors: Psychological Assessments
93(41)
5 Personnel Decisions
134(36)
6 Training and Development
170(35)
7 Performance Appraisal
205(30)
SECTION 3 ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 235(158)
8 Organizations and Work Teams
237(33)
9 Organizational Attitudes and Behavior
270(32)
10 Stress and Well-Being at Work
302(28)
11 Work Motivation
330(32)
12 Leadership
362(31)
SECTION 4 THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 393
13 Job Design and Organization Development Creating High-Performance Organizations
395(34)
14 Union/Management Relations
429(29)
15 Ergonomics and Work Conditions
458(34)
16 The Changing Nature of Work
492


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