Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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9780072830224: Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

This major new text provides students with an up-to-date knowledge base of the principles of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In turn students are able to apply these themes to themselves, supervisors and their fellow workers. More importantly, the text encourages students to become critical evaluators of contemporary issues and research throughout their education and into the workplace. Modular approach - features self-contained sections within chapters. Each module ends with critical thought questions, a point summary and a list of key terms. Critical thinking orientation - questions are embedded throughout the narrative, as well as exercises at the end of each module. Clear, articulate explanations - make the book accessible and engaging for students. Cutting-edge topics and research coverage - reviewers have praised this book for being the most up-to-date text in the field! Examples include the Five Factor Theory of Personality, emotional intelligence, culture and emotions, genetics and job satisfaction, achieving balance between work and non-work, stress and violence, measuring motivation, integrity testing, computer-based assessment, electronic performance monitoring, male vs. female leaders, cross cultural teams, bullying, and more.

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Combining top-notch research, consulting, and teaching credentials, Frank Landy and Jeff Conte's goal is to provide students with an up-to-date knowledge base that helps them become sophisticated "consumers" when the principles of I-O psychology are applied in the workplace. Students will gain familiarity with I-O psychology concepts, and they will become critical evaluators of contemporary issues and research so that their education carries well past the conclusion of the course.A number of themes recur throughout the text. These themes are repeated to underscore the multi-faceted nature of the work experience. Some key themes that carry through the text are as follows:- Domestic work is becoming increasingly cross-cultural and multinational- Workforces are becoming more diverse- Work teams and groups are as important as individual workers- Work is becoming more complex, technically and organizationallyKey Features include:- Modular approach: The text features self-contained sections within chapters, for maximum teaching flexibility. Each module ends with point summaries and key terms.- Cutting-edge topics and research coverage: Including the Five Factor Theory of Personality, the Big Eight theory of competencies, emotional intelligence, culture and emotions, genetics and job satisfaction, achieving balance between work and non-work, stress and violence, organizational citizenship, measuring motivation, integrity testing, entrepreneurship, computer-based assessment, counterproductive work performance, male vs. female leaders, cross cultural teams, bullying, and more.- Emphasis on critical thinking: supplementary critical thinking questions that ask the student to consider situations where they apply the principles and concepts they've learned in that section.- Case Studies and Boxesprovide concrete examples of the issues involved in work and behavior in various applied settings.- Clear, articulate explanations: The clear prose and interesting examples make the book accessible to a wide range of studentsAncillaries include:Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Study Guide, Power Point Slides; Web site

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Work in the 21st Century is the highly regarded, and most current and engaging, text for the industrial and organizational psychology course. Combining leading research, consulting, and teaching expertise, Frank Landy and Jeff Conte provide students with up-to-date examples and cases that link current research and theory to practical issues in the workplace. Students will gain familiarity with I-O psychology concepts and become critical evaluators of contemporary issues and research, allowing their education to carry them well past the conclusion of the course.

A number of themes recur throughout the text to underscore the multifaceted nature of work including the increase in cross-cultural and multinational work, the diversification of workforces, the increased importance of teams, and the increased complexity of the technical and organizational aspects of work.



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  • Modular approach: contains self-contained sections within chapters, for maximum teaching flexibility
  • Cutting-edge topics and research coverage: includes the Five Factor Theory of Personality, the Big Eight theory of competencies, emotional intelligence, culture and emotions, genetics and job satisfaction, achieving balance between work and non-work, stress and violence, measuring motivation, integrity testing, entrepreneurship, computer-based assessment, male vs. female leaders, cross-cultural teams, bullying, and more
  • Emphasis on critical thinking: supplementary critical thinking questions present situations and ask students to apply the principles and concepts they have learned in that section
  • Case studies and boxes: cases provide concrete examples of the issues involved in work and behavior in various applied settings
    Clear, articulate explanations: concise prose and interesting examples make the book accessible to a wide range of students
  • Ancillaries: these include Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Study Guide, PowerPoint slides, and a dedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/landyconte2e

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