This collection of essays examines applied psychology in work settings. The book covers psychological processes, the study of groups and workteams, and the nature of complex organizations as a whole. Topics range from skill and workload to job stress and women in employment.
Applied psychology in work settings has made considerable progress in the 25 years since the original version of this book was published. This new collection of essays aims to illustrate both the empirical and practical richness of the field as well as its theoretical development. The chapters cover psychological processes, the study of groups and workteams, and the nature of complex organizations as a whole. Reflecting recent developments in psychology as well as society generally, topics range from skill and workload, shiftwork, personnel selection, training and careers, and the effects of new technology, leadership and management, to job stress and well-being, women in employment, corporate cultures and processes of organizational change. The book is aimed at students of psychology, business and management, members of educational and professional study groups, and managers and other employees who wish to gain insights into everyday issues arising in work organizations.
Skilled performance and mental workload, Robert Hockey (Department of Psychology, University of Hull); body rhythms and shiftwork, Simon Folkard (Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea); training and acquisition of knowledge and skill, Rob Stammers (Applied Psychology Department, University of Aston); human-computer interaction, Andrew Monk (Department of Psychology, University of York); personnel selection and assessment, Ivan Robertson (Manchester School of Management, UMIST); careers in a new context, Nigel Nicholson (Centre for Organizational Research, London Business School); sources and management of excessive job stress and burnout, Michael P. O'Driscoll (Department of Psychology, University of Waikato, New Zealand) and Gary L. Cooper (Manchester School of Management, UNIST); employee well-being, Peter Warr (Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield); leadership and management, David Guest (Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London); women and employment, Marilyn J. Davidson (Manchester School of Management, UMIST); younger and older workers, Peter Warr; job design and modern manufacturing, Sharon K. Parker and Toby D. Wall (Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield); the characteristics of organizations, Roy Payne (School of Management, University of Sheffield); organizational change, Jean Hartley (Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London).
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