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The Psychology of Work and Organizations,
3rd Edition

Stephen A. Woods, Michael A. West

ISBN-13: 9781473767171 | ISBN-10: 1473767172

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 544 pages

List Price USD $70.00

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Steve A. Woods is Professor of HRM and Organizational Behaviour at the University of Liverpool Management School, and a Registered Practitioner Occupational Psychologist. He graduated in Occupational Psychology from the University of Nottingham in 2001 and received his PhD in 2004. His research and professional practice are most notably in the area of personality at work, focusing on psychometric and personality trait assessment, and personality development and change at work. He also conducts research on the ways that recruitment and selection in organizations can be made fair and effective, diversity management, workplace coaching, and well-being. He has published more than 50 scientific and professional articles, scholarly books and chapters. He speaks regularly at international conferences, organizations and universities about personality and work, and contemporary issues in Work and Organizational Psychology more widely. He is Director and Founder of Aston Business Assessments, and works extensively as a practitioner with organizations and businesses in the UK and internationally on HRM strategy, policy and practice.

Michael West is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School, Visiting Professor at University College Dublin and Emeritus Professor at Aston University. He is Senior Visiting Fellow at The King’s Fund. He graduated from the University of Wales in 1973 and received his PhD on the psychology of meditation in 1977. He has authored, edited or co-edited 20 books and has published over 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well as chapters in scholarly books. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the International Association of Applied Psychologists, the British Academy of Management, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He focuses on how to develop the conditions for organizations and people to thrive at work through research into team working, organizational culture, leadership and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organization of health services. He advises governments and organizations on developing health service cultures of high quality and compassionate care and speaks to a wide range of audiences on these topics nationally and internationally.

  • Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in this evolving field.
  • New ‘Pioneering Work Psychologists’ feature introduces students to some of the most inspirational and groundbreaking researchers within work and organizational psychology across the world – essential for enhancing their understanding of this truly globalized subject.
  • Increased emphasis throughout the ‘Key Themes’ feature on environmental concerns and sustainability within the workplace to ensure students are fully up to date with these key topics.
  • The importance of diversity and inclusivity within the workplace, from recruitment through to leadership strategy is engagingly discussed and illustrated throughout the ‘Key Themes’ feature, to hone students’ critical thinking skills.
  • Engagingly explains and illustrates how a thorough understanding of work psychology has the potential to help people be more productive and prosperous in their work, and to feel positive about being at work.
  • Discusses the extensive body of research currently demonstrating how positivity in the workplace can lead to resourcefulness and enhanced outcomes for business – crucial for developing leadership skills.
  • Addresses organizational culture, climate and change which takes a whole organization perspective and provides learners with helpful models for understanding work organizations.
  • Strong focus on ethics and sustainability, two rapidly growing areas of importance in the world of work today.
  • Good use of international examples and case studies throughout allowing students to see how the main concepts are applied within a variety of contexts.
  • The importance of diversity and inclusivity within the workplace, from recruitment through to leadership strategy is engagingly discussed and illustrated throughout, to hone students’ critical thinking skills.
  • Discusses the extensive body of research currently demonstrating how positivity in the workplace can lead to resourcefulness and enhanced outcomes for business – crucial for developing students’ leadership skills.
  • Strongly focuses on environmental sustainability, an area of existential importance in the world of work today, to ensure students are up to date with key insights into how work organizations can help address the challenges we face.
  • Features international examples and case studies throughout, allowing students to grasp concepts within a variety of cultural contexts.

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction
Part One - Foundations of Work and Organizational Psychology
2 Individual differences at work
3 Attitudes and behaviour in organizations
4 Motivation at work
Part Two - Professional Practice of Work and Organizational Psychology
5 Recruitment and selection
6 Learning, training and development
7 Performance management
8 Careers and career management
9 Safety, stress and health at work
Part Three - Organizations
10 Organizations: Strategy and structure
11 Leadership in organizations
12 Teams and teamwork
13 Organizational culture, climate and change
14 The psychology of work and organizations

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The Psychology of Work and Organizations

  • ISBN-10: 1473767172
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