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Psychology and work today : an introduction to industrial and organizational psychology

Author: Duane P Schultz; Sydney Ellen Schultz
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Intended for undergraduate-level courses in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Business Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Applied Psychology. This guide teaches students about the nature of  Read more...

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Schultz, Duane P.
Psychology and work today.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2002
(OCoLC)729519430
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duane P Schultz; Sydney Ellen Schultz
ISBN: 0130341312 9780130341310
OCLC Number: 46791117
Description: xviii, 504 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Part 1. Practice of Industrial-Organizational Psychology --
1. Principles, Practices, and Problems --
Is Work a Four-Letter Word? --
Industrial-Organizational Psychology on the Job --
Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Everyday Life --
What I-O Psychology Means to Your Employer --
Scope and Historical Development of I-O Psychology --
Challenges for I-O Psychology --
Newsbreak: Temporarily Yours --
I-O Psychology as a Career: Training and Employment --
Newsbreak: But What Can You Do with a B.A. in Psychology? --
Problems for I-O Psychologists --
Areas of I-O Psychology --
2. Techniques, Tools, and Tactics --
Why Study Research Methods? --
Methods of Psychological Research --
Experimental Method --
Naturalistic Observation Method --
Surveys and Opinion Polls --
Newsbreak: "Push Polls" Can Win Elections --
Newsbreak: Call Me Unresponsive --
Virtual Laboratories: Web-Based Research --
Methods of Data Analysis --
Part 2. Development of Human Resources --
3. Employee Selection Principles and Techniques --
Organizational Entry --
Employee Preferences --
Recruitment Process --
Review of the Selection Process --
Fair Employment Practices --
Newsbreak: It's No Longer the Back of the Bus --
Job Analysis --
Biographical Information --
Newsbreak: How Not to Get Hired --
Interviews --
References and Letters of Recommendation --
Newsbreak: A Deadly Recommendation --
Assessment Centers --
4. Psychological Testing --
Principles of Psychological Testing --
Fair Employment Practices --
Overview of a Testing Program --
Newsbreak: Testing for Common Sense --
Administering Psychological Tests --
Types of Psychological Tests --
Newsbreak: Too Bright for the Job? --
Limitations of Psychological Testing --
Newsbreak: Store Sued Over Personality Test --
5. Performance Appraisal --
Fair Employment Practices --
Performance Appraisal: Why do it? --
Newsbreak: Tough Graders Get Low Scores --
Objective Performance Appraisal Methods --
Newsbreak: Big Brother in a Black Box --
Judgmental Performance Appraisal Methods --
Performance Appraisal for Managers --
Newsbreak: Rating Your Boss: No Names, Please! --
Bias in Performance Appraisal --
How to Improve Performance Appraisals --
Postappraisal Interview --
Performance Appraisal: a Poor Rating? --
6. Training and Development --
Scope of Organizational Training Programs --
Newsbreak: Employees Who Can't Read Directions --
Goals of Organizational Training Programs --
Staffing for Organizational Training Programs --
Pretraining Environment --
How People Learn: Psychological Factors --
Training Methods --
Newsbreak: Virtual Training --
Career Development and Planning --
Newsbreak: It's Your Job: Make the Most of It! --
Evaluating Organizational Training Programs --
Part 3. Organizational Psychology --
7. Leadership --
Newsbreak: A Bad Boss Can Ruin Your Day --
Approaches to Leadership --
Theories of Leadership --
Styles of Leadership --
Newsbreak: The Deputy Assistant to the Assistant Deputy ... --
Role of Power in Leadership --
Role of Expectations: the Pygmalion Effect --
Functions of Leadership --
Newsbreak: Management Always Wins: The Canoe Race --
Characteristics of Successful Leaders --
Management Teams --
Problems of Leadership --
Newsbreak: Teaching the Boss --
Women in Management --
Newsbreak: Tips for Hiring Women: 1943 Version --
Minority Employees in Management --
8. Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Job Involvement --
Content Theories of Motivation --
Process Theories of Motivation --
Newsbreak: Driven by the Work Ethic --
Job Satisfaction: the Quality of Life at Work --
Newsbreak: How Does Your Job Rate? --
Newsbreak: Grades Slipping? Maybe It's Not Your Fault --
Job Satisfaction and on-the-job Behavior --
Newsbreak: Keep Good Employees from Quitting: Give Them BMWs! --
Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Pay --
Job Involvement and Organizational Commitment --
9. Organization of the Organization --
Bureaucracy: the Classic Organizational Style --
Participatory Democracy: the Modern Organizational Style --
Newsbreak: The Workers Are Taking Over! --
Quality-of-Work-Life Programs --
Newsbreak: Everybody Wanted to Go Home Early --
Introducing Organizational Change --
Socialization of New Employees --
Organizational Culture --
Person-Organization Fit --
Newsbreak: Gimme an Order of Fries --
Sir! --
Labor Unions --
Informal Groups: the Organization Within the Organization --
Technological Change and Organizational Structure --
Newsbreak: Beware of Big Brother --
Part 4. Characteristics of the Workplace --
10. Working Conditions --
Physical Working Conditions --
Newsbreak: Clothes Encounters --
Newsbreak: Wear Your Walkman to Work --
Work Schedules --
Newsbreak: Asleep on the Job? Good for You! --
Psychological and Social Issues --
11. Safety, Violence, and Health in the Workplace --
Work-Related Health Problems --
Newsbreak: The Sick Building Syndrome --
Accident Statistics --
Causes of Accidents --
Newsbreak: Look Out! The Driver Behind You May Be Asleep --
Accident Prevention --
Newsbreak: Accidents and Adolescents --
Violence in the Workplace --
Alcoholism in the Workplace --
Drug Use in the Workplace --
Computers and Physical Health Issues --
12. Stress in the Workplace --
Occupational Health Psychology --
Physiological Effects of Stress --
Individual Differences in Stress Responses --
Newsbreak: Perils of the Road Warrior --
Work-Family Conflicts --
Newsbreak: At Wendy's, Every Second Counts --
Causes of Stress in the Workplace --
Newsbreak: It Gets Worse After Work --
Effects of Stress in the Workplace --
Treating Stress in the Workplace --
Newsbreak: Take a Vacation! But Will It Work? --
Part 5. Engineering Psychology --
13. Engineering Psychology --
History and Scope of Engineering Psychology --
Time-and-Motion Study --
Newsbreak: World's Greatest Woman Engineer --
Person-Machine Systems --
Workspace Design --
Displays: Presenting Information --
Newsbreak: Let Jack Do It --
Controls: Taking Action --
Computers --
Newsbreak: Don't Take Your Laptop to Lunch --
Industrial Robots --
Part 6. Consumer Psychology --
14. Consumer Psychology --
Scope of Consumer Psychology --
Research Methods --
Newsbreak: Are You a Minivan or an SUV? --
Television Programming Research --
Newsbreak: Coupons Make a Lot of Cents --
Nature and Scope of Advertising --
Consumer Behavior and Motivation --
Newsbreak: Here's a Tip for You --
Newsbreak: Should Psychologists Help Deceive Children?
Other Titles: Psychology & work today
Responsibility: Duane P. Schultz, Sydney Ellen Schultz.

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