Work Psychology: An Introduction to Human Behaviour in the Workplace

Paperback | February 28, 2009

EditorLisa Matthewman, Amanda Rose, Angela Hetherington

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This textbook provides a concise and user-friendly introduction to psychology in the modern day workplace. The approach is critical, providing an emphasis on social psychology, with the traditional core topics found on a work psychology course being covered. In addition, the text will alsointroduce a range of more contemporary topics including relationships at work, emotional intelligence, diversity, and trauma at work. The text is written by a team (mostly based at the University of Westminster) teaching work psychology and organizational behaviour to HRM and business students. The book provides an accessible and lively introduction to the subject. Within the text there is a wide range of pedagogical features to help readers learn and understand the subject. Each chapter begins with an opening case study, followed by questions to engage the reader with the chapter; there are also mini case examples, reflective questions, section summaries, andactivities.To support students using this textbook, an online resource centre provides additional materials including web links, a searchable glossary, revision cards and tests, games and exercises. For lecturers, a range of teaching materials have been developed, including links to video clips, for use inlecturers and seminars. bOnline Resource Centre/bFor lecturers:PowerPoint slides for each chapterLecturer's guide with suggestions for teaching and assessmentTest bankVideo library; web links, by chapter, to online video clipsAll tables, figures and diagrams from the textFor students:Web linksTests, games and exercises eg. stress vulnerability test, success orientation quiz, motivation testGlossaryFlashcardsStudy skills - additional study skills material related specifically to work psychology

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This textbook provides a concise and user-friendly introduction to psychology in the modern day workplace. The approach is critical, providing an emphasis on social psychology, with the traditional core topics found on a work psychology course being covered. In addition, the text will alsointroduce a range of more contemporary topics i...

Dr Lisa Matthewman is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Organizational Psychology, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Amanda Rose is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology/Human Resource Management. Dr Angela Hetherington is a Principal Lecturer in Organisational Psycho...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.01 inPublished:February 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199227519

ISBN - 13:9780199227518

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Table of Contents

1. Karen Powell-Williams: Introduction2. Amanda Rose: Research Methods3. Natasha Marinkovic Grba: Individual Differences and Personality4. Kamala Balu: Perceptions5. Jenni Nowlan and Angela Wright: Motivation6. Lisa Matthewman and Peter Foss: Relationships7. Xanthy Kallis: Groups and Teams8. Xanthy Kallis: Leadership9. Jenni Nowlan: Career Development10. Natasha Marinkovic Grba: Change11. Lauren Thomas: The Work Environment12. Amanda Rose and Karen Powell-Williams: Assessing People at Work13. Xanthy Kallis, Jenni Nowlan and Kamala Balu: Training14. Angela Hetherington: Stress15. Lisa Matthewman: Loss of Work16. Nuala OSullivan: The Future of Psychology in the Workplace