1st Edition

Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology

Edited By Cary L. Cooper Copyright 2019
    438 Pages
    by Routledge

    438 Pages
    by Routledge

    Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of employees, workplaces, and organizations. Each volume focuses on a particular topic and consists of chapters contributed by international experts, with an introductory overview written by the editors, who are leading figures in their areas.

    For the first time, this book offers a comprehensive new collection which gathers together some of the most influential chapters from the series into one volume, providing an essential overview of the hottest topics in work and organizational psychology. Including 24 chapters by many of the leading researchers in the field, the book is split into two parts; the individual in the workplace, and how individuals are organized at work. Topics such as burnout, recruitment, well-being and organizational change are covered, as well as research on emerging topics such as flow, humor, i-deals, and socialization.

    With an introduction and conclusion by Professor Sir Cary Cooper, this is the ideal companion for any student or practitioner looking for an insightful overview of the most researched topics in work and organizational psychology.

    Introduction: Cary Cooper

      Section 1: The Individual at Work

    1. The episodic structure of life at work, Beal and Weiss (A Day in the Life of the Happy Worker)
    2. Personality testing in personnel selection, Diekmann & Konig (Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment)
    3. Interventions to prevent and alleviate burnout, Leiter & Maslach (Burnout at Work)
    4. Humor, Stress, and Coping, Booth-Butterfield & Wanzer (The Psychology of Humor)
    5. Email overload, Rennecker & Derks (The Psychology of Digital Media at Work)
    6. Time, performance, and motivation, Roe (Time and Work, Volume 1)
    7. A closer look at key concepts of the work-nonwork interface, Demerouti, Corts & Boz (New Frontiers in Work and Family Research)
    8. The spillover-crossover model, Bakker & Demerouti (New Frontiers in Work and Family Research)
    9. Individualization of work arrangements, Bal & Lub (Idiosyncratic Deals between Employees and Organizations)
    10. Not so i-deal, Conway & Coyle-Shapiro (Idiosyncratic Deals between Employees and Organizations)
    11. Individual well-being and performance at work, Taris & Schaufeli (Wellbeing and Performance at Work)
    12. The active employee, Tims & Kooij (Wellbeing and Performance at Work)
    13. Individuals in the diverse workplace, Oudenhoven, Zee & Paulus (Towards Inclusive Organizations)
    14. Section II: The Organization of People at Work

    15. Recruitment processes and organizational attraction, Chapman & Mayers (Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment)
    16. Job characteristics and problem-solving, Daniels (A Day in the Life of the Happy Worker)
    17. The good and bad of working relationships, Day & Leiter (Burnout at Work)
    18. Flow at work, Fullager, Fave and Van Krevelen (Flow at Work)
    19. Online social networks in the work context, Stopfer & Gosling (The Psychology of Digital Media at Work)
    20. Becoming, Ashforth, Harrison & Sluss (Time and Work, Volume 1)
    21. Time and leadership, Day (Time and Work, Volume 2)
    22. Using a positive organizational scholarship lens to enrich research on work-family relationships, Spreitzer (New Frontiers in Work and Family Research)
    23. A strategic HRM perspective on i-deals, Kroon, Freese & Schalk (Idiosyncratic Deals between Employees and Organizations)
    24. Organizational perspectives on diversity, Zee & Otten (Towards Inclusive Organizations)
    25. Organizational Change, Tomprou & Hansen (The Impact of Organizational Change)
    26. Conclusions, Cary Cooper


    Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, President of the CIPD, President of the British Academy of Management, former President of Relate, and President of the Institute of Welfare. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of only a few UK Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management.

    ‘This is an important, up-to-date, and nicely produced book. It has been sensitively edited and many of the chapters offer a new and interesting perspective on current working processes and issues.’Professor Adrian Furnham, Norwegian Business School, Norway.