Introduction To Industrial And Organizational Psychology

Hardcover | July 26, 2012

byRon RiggioEditorRon Riggio

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Demonstrates the connection between psychological theory and application in the field of Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Introduction to Industrial / Organizational Psychology is a student-centered, real-world driven program designed and written with the student in mind, giving examples and illustrations relevant to their world of work. The sixth edition continues to be accessible to students while maintaining a comprehensive coverage of the classical and new topics.With more student-oriented features, instructors will find this the most thoroughly referenced I/O psychology and student accessible text on the market.

Learning Goals 

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: 

* Connect psychological theory in the field of industrial/organizational psychology and apply the concepts to their everyday world of work

* Be familiar with "classic" theories and research along with the latest developments and innovations in the field

* Understand the overview of the world of work.

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Demonstrates the connection between psychological theory and application in the field of Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Introduction to Industrial / Organizational Psychology is a student-centered, real-world driven program designed and written with the student in mind, giving examples and illustrations relevant to their world...

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and former director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 9.6 × 7.75 × 1.5 inPublished:July 26, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205254993

ISBN - 13:9780205254996

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Table of Contents

Part One Introduction  1. Introduction: Definitions and History  2. Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology  Part Two Personnel Issues  3. Job Analysis 4. Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Placement 5. Methods for Assessing and Selecting Employees  6. Evaluating Employee Performance 7. Employee Training and Development  Part Three Worker Issues  8. Motivation  9. Positive Employee Attitudes and Behaviors 10. Worker Stress, Negative Employee Attitudes and Behaviors Part Four Work Group and Organizational Issues 11. Communication in the Workplace 12. Group Processes in Work Organizations 13. Leadership 14. Influence, Power, and Politics 15. Organizational Structure, Culture, and Development

Editorial Reviews

¿Riggio has provided an excellent overview of theory and research in I/O in a manner that is easy to grasp and accessible to students." - Viviane Seyranian, Whittier College ¿This text book is clearly written and well structured. A number of relevant insights from the applied literature are included in an accessible manner. This provides a useful link between theory, evidence and application to real world organisations. This textbook provides a useful and well-argues treatment of relatively more abstract and difficult topics such as motivation and leadership. Overall, it is a commendable effort.¿- Abhijit Sharma, Bradford University School of Management ¿The book is organized in a very logical and approachable way and would make it easy to relate lecture material to. I can see my lectures and this text to work together well."- Adam Marcantel, University of Louisiana-Lafayette