Gain a clear and authoritative introduction to human behaviour in the workplace
Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace, 7th edition, by Arnold, Coyne, Randall and Pattterson is an accessible and fascinating examination of human behaviour in today’s workplace, written by authors who are all experts in their fields. Substantially updated with new chapters from new authors, and new material that reflects current research and debate in the area, the text retains its popular blend of theory, research and engaging examples. Covering a broad range of core topics, this text is suitable for undergraduate students in business, management and psychology, as well as those studying for professional qualifications.
-Clear and consistent structure, with a variety of exercises within each chapter to help you to apply what you have learnt
-Attractive full-colour design that aids navigation and enlivens the text
-Learning outcomes, multiple choice questions, discussion questions, a glossary, annotated further reading and weblinks to enable your learning within and beyond the textbook
-A ‘Key debate’ feature that directs you to key controversies and contemporary debate around work psychology today
-A ‘Research methods in focus’ feature that demystifies and illustrates with examples the use of strong research methods in practice
-A ‘Point of integration’ feature which clearly links the theories between chapters, allowing for a greater understanding of the topic as a whole
New to this edition:
-An opening and closing case study within each chapter that provides an introduction to and a summary of the discussion
-Coverage of diversity, technology and internationalisation issues embedded within each chapter
-All the latest research and exciting advances in the field of work psychology
-Updated case studies to highlight the relevance that psychology is dealing with contemporary issues in the workplace
Additional material for lecturers is available at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources
John Arnold is Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University.
Iain Coyne is Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University.
Ray Randall is Senior University Teacher in Work Psychology, Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield University Management School.
Fiona Patterson is Founder Director of the Work Psychology Group, Visiting Researcher, University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor, City University, London.
Pearson, the world’s learning company.
About the authors
Chapter 1: The discipline of work psychology: An initial orientation
Chapter 2: Individual differences
Chapter 3: Selection: Analysing jobs, competencies and selection methods
Chapter 4: Assessing performance at work
Chapter 5: Attitudes at work
Chapter 6: Work motivation
Chapter 7: Training and development
Chapter 8: Work-related stress and well-being
Chapter 9: Groups, teams and teamwork
Chapter 10: Leadership
Chapter 11: Careers and career management
Chapter 12: Understanding organisational change and culture
Chapter 13: The psychology of dispersed work
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