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1st Edition

Learning, Training, and Development in Organizations

ISBN 9780415649674
Published November 14, 2012 by Routledge
552 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This scholarly book in SIOP’s Organizational Frontier series looks at research on enhancing knowledge acquisition and its application in organizations. It concentrates on training, design and delivery given the changing nature of work and organizations. Now that work is increasingly complex, there is greater emphasis on expertise and cognitive skills. Advances in technology such as computer simulations and web-based training are necessitating a more active role for the learner in the training process. In the broad context of the organization systems, this book promotes learning and development as a continuous lifelong endeavor.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Learner, Learning Processes, and Training Outcomes.  Gully, Chen, Individual Differences, Attribute-Treatment Interactions, and Training Outcomes.  Beier, Kanfer, Motivation in Training and Development: A Phase Perspective.  Salas, Rosen, Experts at Work: Principles for Developing Expertise in Organizations.  Ford, Kraiger, Merritt, An Updated Review of the Multidimensionality of Training Outcomes: New Directions for Training Evaluation Research.  Part 2. Emerging Issues for Design and Delivery.  Cooke, Fiore, Cognitive Science-Based Principles for the Design and Delivery of Training.  Mayer, Research-Based Solutions to Three Problems in Web-Based Training.  Cannon-Bowers, Bowers, Synthetic Learning Environments: On Developing a Science of Simulation, Games, and Virtual Worlds for Training.  Bell, Kozlowski, Toward a Theory of Learner-Centered Training Design: An Integrative Framework of Active Learning.  Part 3. The Organizational Context, Levels, and Time.  Tannenbaum, Beard, McNall, Salas, Informal Learning and Development in Organizations.  Molloy, Noe, "Learning" a Living: Continuous Learning for Survival in Today’s Talent Market.  Kozlowski, Chao, Jensen, Building an Infrastructure for Organizational Learning: A Multilevel Approach.  Mathieu, Tesluk, A Multi-Level Perspective on Training and Development Effectiveness.  Part 4. Reflection and an Agenda for the Future.  Thayer, Goldstein, Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?  Salas, Kozlowski, Learning, Training, and Development in Organizations: Much Progress and a Peek Over the Horizon.

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Steve W. J. Kozlowski, Ph.D. is a Professor of Organizational Psychology at Michigan State University. His research program is focused on active learning, self-regulation, and adaptive performance; simulation-based training; enhancing team learning and effectiveness; and the critical role of team leaders in the development of adaptive teams. The goal of this programmatic work is to generate actionable theory, research-based principles, and deployable tools to facilitate the development of adaptive individuals, teams, and organizations. His research has been supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, among others. Dr. Kozlowski is Editor (and a former Associate Editor) for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Human Factors, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Association for Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Kozlowski received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Eduardo Salas is University Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and program director for the Human Systems Integration Research Department at UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. Salas is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (SIOP and Divisions 19, 21, and 49), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Association for Psychological Science. He was editor of Human Factors in 2000–2004. For 15 years, he was a senior research psychologist and head of the Training Technology Development Branch of NAVAIR-Orlando. Salas served as a principal investigator for numerous R&D programs focusing on teamwork, team training, simulation-based training, decision-making under stress, learning methodologies, and performance assessment. He helps organizations foster teamwork, design and implement team training strategies, facilitate training effectiveness, manage decision-making under stress, develop performance measurement tools, and design learning and simulation-based environments. Salas has coauthored more than 330 journal articles and book chapters and has co edited 20 books. He has served as an editorial board member for numerous journals and is an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. He received a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Old Dominion University in 1984.


"Everything you want to know regarding the scientific principles for effective training interventions, principles that are leading edge, questions not previously asked let alone addressed are here in this edited book of original chapters written by the titans in our field. This book is a dream come true for doctoral students and faculty who are searching for worthy ideas in need of research." -Gary P. Latham, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

"This is must reading and a valuable reference for researchers, students and practitioners in training, human resources, and organizational development. I was impressed by the comprehensive examination of state-of-the-art training methods, including active learning in virtual and informal contexts. Chapters by the field's leading experts review the latest research findings and show the importance of creating organizational cultures and structures for continuous individual and organizational learning...just right for understanding learning in today's high pressure, rapidly changing environment." -Manual London, College of Business, State University of New York at Stony Brook

"The editors of LEARNING, TRAINING, AND DEVELOPMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS have assembled a volume with highly respected authors who have written chapters with exciting and up-to-date content. Major sections comprehensively address issues related to the learner, the design and delivery of instruction and the organizational context in which learning and development occur. This will be required reading for graduate seminars." -James L. Farr,  Pennsylvania State University