Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (4th Edition)

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This inviting, comprehensive introduction to industrial/organizational psychology emphasizes the connections between theory and practice across a full spectrum of related issues. Its focus on career information, employee-centered issues, and cutting-edge research ensures that readers get and stay motivated?right from the beginning. A five-part organization provides an introduction to the field and an overview of research methods used by I/O psychologists; and discusses personnel issues, worker issues, work group and organizational issues, and work task and environment issues. For human resource personnel, employees, and employers.

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Written with the student in mind, this inviting, comprehensive introduction to the field of I/O Psychology emphasizes connections between theory and practice across the full spectrum of personnel issues, worker issues, work group and organizational issues, and work environment issues. This fourth edition is thoroughly up-to-date with more than 300 new references, a new chapter expanding the topic of human factors to include occupational health psychology and consumer psychology, and expansions in sections on job analysis and employee testing and selection. Cutting-edge issues and topics such as workplace diversity, 360-degree evaluations, increasing globalization, organizational downsizing, and computerized monitoring of employee performance are included.

Pedagogical features include Stop and Review questions designed to assess student retention of material, Inside Tips that provide strategies to synthesize and study information, a statistical appendix and suggested readings for advanced student work, and Up Close sections that help students apply theories to the real world. It is easy to see why Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology is one of the leaders in the field.

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Ronald E. Riggio is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of numerous books on the topic of leadership.

Sarah Smith Orr is president of Smith Orr & Associates in Pasadena, California. She is a consultant and coach for executives and organizations with a specialty in nonprofit leadership and for men and women making a passage through a life transition.

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