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Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

1st Edition

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Industrial and organizational psychologists help develop strategies that optimize human potential and build better organizations by focusing on behavior within the specific environmental, technological, and social environment of the workplace. Bottom line, I/O psychologists contribute to an organization′s success by resolving its human problems and improving the performance and well-being of its people.

With more than 400 entries, the Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology presents a thorough overview of the cross-disciplinary field of industrial and organizational psychology for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources. In two volumes, readers are provided with state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts.

Key Features Covers cutting-edge topics such as terrorism at work and cyber-loafing as well as timeless topics such as employee selection techniques, performance management, leadership, diversity, career development, compensation and work rewards, conflict resolution, ergonomics, teams, group dynamics, workplace safety, judgment and decision making, life/work balance, motivation, job satisfaction, training programs, workplace stress and health, and much more! Contributors represent the foremost faculty, journal editors, practitioners, and professional society leaders from through out the world. They provide a historical and contemporary perspective on the topic in a reader-friendly manner that stresses both science and practical application. Extensive cross-listing allows the reader to identify common threads among topics. Entries conclude with references and lists of further readings and web sites. Offers contributions from major subfields shaping I/O Psychology today, including social psychology, industrial relations, communication studies, organizational sociology, human factors, occupational health, and management Provides a Reader′s Guide topical table of contents and an integrated set of unique appendices designed for an aspiring I/O psychologist.

Key Themes

History Ethical and Legal IssuesResearch Methods Measurement Theory and Statistics Understanding and Assessing Individual Differences Employment, Staffing, and Career Issues Developing, Training, and Evaluating Employees Productive and Counterproductive Employee Behavior Motivation and Job Design Leadership and Management Groups, Teams, and Working with Others Employee Well-Being and Attitudes Organizational Structure, Design, and Change Professional Organizations and Related Fields


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ISBNs 9781412924702, 9781412924702, 1506320627, 9781506320625
Language English
Number of Pages 1168
Edition 1st