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

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9781405190251: Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Now in its third edition, Work in the 21st Century is the most current, engaging, and highly regarded text for the industrial and organizational psychology course.

  • 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
  • New! Increased emphasis on computer and web-based training and use of MP3 players and iPODs for training delivery
  • Updated research on stress management interventions and sexual harassment by clients and customers
  • New! Additional U.S. and international coverage of bullying at work, diversity awareness training, and innovative and creative performance in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ancillaries: Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Study Guide, PowerPoint slides, and more at www.wiley.com/college/landy/

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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 most current, engaging, and highly regarded text for the industrial and organizational psychology course. Combining leading research, consulting, and over 40 years’ combined teaching expertise, Frank J. Landy and Jeffrey M. Conte provide students with up-to-date examples and cases that link current research and theory to practical issues in the workplace.  Work in the 21st Century continues to emphasize the scientist-practitioner model, showing students the connection between using the tools of science and the practice of I-O psychology.

The third edition retains a number of themes from the prior edition that underscore the multifaceted nature of work such as the increase in cross-cultural work, the diversification of workforces, and the growing complexity of the technical and organizational aspects of work. To this edition the authors add authenticity as a theme, with the goal of preparing students for the 21st-century workplace.

KEY FEATURES

  • 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 nonwork, stress and violence, measuring motivation, integrity testing, entrepreneurship, computer-based assessment, male vs. female leaders, cross-cultural teams, bullying, and more
  • Modular approach: self-contained sections within chapters provide maximum teaching flexibility
  • Case studies and high interest boxes: cases and boxes spotlight concrete examples of key issues in work and behavior in various applied settings
  • Clear and articulate explanations: engaging prose and interesting examples make the book accessible to a wide range of students
  • Appealing and accessible format: four-color design that brings I-O psychology to life and includes the use of newsmaking color photographs and cartoons carefully chosen to illustrate concepts
  • Ancillaries: Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Student Study Guide, PowerPoint slides, and Web Resources

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Over 480 new references—with more than 80 percent published in 2006 or later to reflect the most current coverage of the rapidly developing field of I-O
  • Important topics added include socialization and national culture, inclusion, authenticity as a theme in 21st-century work, conditional reasoning and aggressive tendencies, and the increasing role of technology as a workplace stressor
  • Expanded coverage of critical areas such as international and cross-cultural issues, ethical behavior, personality and work behavior, counterproductive work behaviors, entrepreneurial motivation, telecommuting, workplace bullying, and team mental models
  • Timely examples and applications of I-O psychology principles including the role of I-O psychologists in the safe landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River, the Iraq war, and the creation of a green and sustainable  society

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