8th Edition

Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    564 Pages 121 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology provides a complete overview of the psychological study of the world of work. Written with the student in mind, the book presents classic theory and research in the field alongside examples from real-world work situations to provide deeper insight.

    This edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest research on each key topic, and now features:

    • A spotlight on diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout, including coverage of LGBTQIA+ inclusion and racial justice
    • Expanded coverage of ethics in I/O psychology practice
    • Increased emphasis on cross-cultural and international issues
    • Coverage of the changing nature of work, post-pandemic, including remote working, worker stress, and burnout
    • A new focus on technologies related to I/O such as virtual reality and computer adaptive testing
    • New figures, illustrations, and charts to grab the reader’s attention and facilitate learning

    Accompanied by extensive student and instructor resources, it is a must read for all students on I/O psychology courses and courses in work psychology and organizational behavior, and for practicing managers who want a comprehensive overview of the psychology of work.


    Chapter 1: Introduction to I/O Psychology: Our History and the Important Role We Play in Ensuring Workplace Equity

    Chapter 2: Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Chapter 3: Pre-Employment Planning

    Chapter 4: Assessing and Selecting Employees

    Chapter 5: Evaluating Employee Performance

    Chapter 6: Employee Training and Development

    Chapter 7: Motivation

    Chapter 8: Positive Employee Attitudes

    Chapter 9: Worker Stress and Burnout

    Chapter 10: Communication in the Workplace

    Chapter 11: Socialization and Working in Groups

    Chapter 12: Decision Making in Groups

    Chapter 13: Influence, Power, and Politics

    Chapter 14: Leadership

    Chapter 15: Structure, Culture, and Development





    Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. He has published more than two dozen authored or edited books, more than 200 articles and book chapters, and is a charter member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

    Stefanie K. Johnson, Ph.D., is a SIOP fellow and Associate Professor of Management at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business where she studies the intersection of leadership and diversity.

    "This volume is the first step toward teaching I/O students about the importance of diversity and inclusion. Not only does Riggio and Johnson’s book cover all of the essential I/O psychology material, it does so in a way that prepares our students for one the most important issues today – how to embed diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice into the workplace. The focus on citing authors in a way that acknowledges gender and racial equity sets a new bar for other textbooks and raises awareness about biases that are built into textbooks of the past." 
    Michelle "Mikki" Hebl, Professor of Psychology and Management, Rice University, USA

    "Professors Riggio and Johnson have written an extremely timely textbook that students will find rigorous and relevant. This textbook relies on the latest research in industrial and organizational psychology and related fields including organizational behavior and human resource management. As such, it includes knowledge about talent management that will allow managers in all industries and organizations of all sizes create more inclusive, effective, and healthy work environments."
    Herman Aguinis, Professor of Management, and Chair of the Department of Management