Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace

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This work examines the contribution of psychological theory to our understanding of human behaviour in the workplace. It covers both personnel issues such as selection and training and organizational issues such as decision making. It contains up-to-date material with coverage of organizational culture and design. There is also material on change and development and the issue of power at individual and, group and organizational levels. Real-life examples are used to support the theory, to show how the concepts dealth with actually apply to work settings.

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Work Psychology
Fifth edition

John Arnold and Ray Randall et al.

Written by authors who are all experts in their fields, the fifth edition of this market-leading textbook on work psychology retains its popular blend of theory, research and engaging examples. Substantially revised and updated with new material that reflects contemporary research and debate, Work Psychology offers an accessible and fascinating examination of human behaviour in today’s workplace.

Covering a broad range of core topics, this text is suitable for undergraduate students in business, management, and psychology as well as those studying for professional qualifications. Work Psychology offers you:

  • A clear and consistent structure, including an opening and closing case study and other exercises within each chapter to help you to apply what you’ve learnt.
  • Attractive full-colour design that aids navigation and enlivens the text.
  • Extensive coverage of cross-cultural issues that reflects the increasingly global context of work.
  • Learning outcomes, long and short self-test questions, a glossary, annotated further reading and weblinks to enable your learning within and beyond the textbook.
  • All the latest research and hot topics in the field of work psychology.
  • A new ‘Stop to consider’ feature that will help you to pause and reflect on your learning, directing you to key controversies and contemporary debate around work psychology today.
  • A companion website hosting additional student learning material, and material for lecturers, at www.pearsoned.co.uk/workpsych

About the authors
Written and edited by authors who are all expert teachers and researchers in their fields, Work Psychology offers a clear and authoritative introduction to human behaviour in the workplace.

John Arnold is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Loughborough University Business School, UK.

 

Ray Randall is a Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK.

 

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Fiona Patterson Principal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Visiting Professor of Organisational Psychology at City University London, UK, and Executive Director of the Work Psychology Group Ltd.

 

Joanne Silvester Professor of Organisational Psychology and Director of the Centre for Performance at Work at City University London, UK, and a co-founder of the Work Psychology Partnership.

 

Ivan Robertson Professor of Organisational Psychology, Leeds University Business School, UK and Managing Director and founder of Robertson Cooper Ltd.

 

Cary Cooper CBE Distinguished Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School, UK and Director and founder of Robertson Cooper Ltd.

 

Bernard Burnes Professor of Organisational Change at Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK.

 

Stephen Swailes Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Hull University Business School, UK.

 

Don Harris Managing Director of HFI Solutions Ltd.

 

Carolyn Axtell Senior Lecturer at The Institute of Work Psychology, Management School, University of Sheffield, UK.  

 

Deanne Den Hartog Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Amsterdam Business School at The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

About the Author:

John Arnold is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Business School, Loughborough University. Ray Randall is the Course Director for the MSc in Occupational Psychology and MSc in the Psychology of Work at the University of Leicester. They are joined by a team of expert authors including:

  • Carolyn Axtell (University of Sheffield)
  • Bernard Burnes (Manchester Business School)
  • Cary Cooper (Lancaster University Management School)
  • Deanne Den Hartog (University of Amsterdam)
  • Don Harris (Cranfield University)
  • Fiona Patterson (City University London)
  • Ivan Robertson (Leeds University Business School)
  • Joanne Silvester (City University London)
  • Stephen Swailes (University of Hull)

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