Psychology and Work An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology and Work is a new edition of the award-winning textbook written for introductory Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology classes. This book makes the core topics of I-O Psychology clear, relevant, and accessible to students through its dynamic design. The real-world examples from the perspectives of employees and employers highlight how I-O Psychology is applied to today’s workplace.
Psychology and Work, Second Edition covers the core areas of I-O Psychology including an overview of the field and its history. The topics covered include up-to-date research methods and statistics; job analysis and criterion measurement; performance appraisal; personnel selection; training and development; work motivation; leadership; job attitudes and emotions, occupational health psychology, safety, and stress; teams; and organizational structure, culture, and change. Throughout the text, an emphasis is placed on essential issues for today’s workplace such as diversity and inclusion, the evolving role of big data and analytics, legal issues, and the changing nature of work.
Written by dedicated I-O professors with expertise in I-O Psychology and teaching this course, the book and supporting materials provide a range of high-quality pedagogical materials, including interactive features, quizzes, PowerPoint slides, numerous case studies, recommended videos, and an expanded, high-quality test bank.
PART I. Background Chapter 1. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: The Profession and Its History Chapter 2. Research Methods PART II. Industrial Psychology Chapter 3. Job Analysis Chapter 4. Measuring Work Performance: Criterion Measures Chapter 5. Performance Appraisal: Measurement and Management of Performance Chapter 6. Personnel Selection: Tests and Other Selection Procedures Chapter 7. Personnel Selection: Strategic Issues in the Deployment of Selection Systems Chapter 8. Training and Development PART III. Organizational Psychology Chapter 9. Work Motivation Chapter 10. Leadership at Work Chapter 11. Job Attitudes and Emotions at Work Chapter 12. Stress and Occupational Health Psychology Chapter 13. Teams at Work Chapter 14. Organizational Structure, Culture, and Change
"This thorough and comprehensive text presents state-of-the-art science in an understandable form. Plentiful discussion questions, case examples, and other features clearly convey the practical implications of the material." —Eden B. King, Rice University, USA
"Clear, comprehensive, well organized. After reading this book you will love I-O Psychology". This book is a perfect marriage of theory and practice. The authors give a comprehensive overview of all the different I-O Psychology topics in a very incisive way, while keeping the reader focused. All the practical examples and cases discussed are an excellent mental gym for students." —Sara Zaniboni, University of Bologna, Italy
Praise for Previous Edition:
"This thorough and comprehensive text presents state-of-the-art science in an understandable form. Plentiful discussion questions, case examples, and other helpful features clearly convey the practical implications of the material."
—Eden B. King, George Mason University
"Psychology and Work will be a valuable asset to faculty teaching industrial/organizational psychology courses. One of the most unique and exciting aspects of this textbook is that it serves as an exemplar for infusing diversity within the curriculum. Every chapter presents varying perspectives and addresses the global implications of the key topics addressed in industrial/organizational psychology. Its use of up-to-date case studies, coverage of controversial issues in the field, and questions for thought will engage students and enhance their learning."
—Carolyn Springer, Adelphi University
"Truxillo, Bauer, and Erdogan take a fresh perspective in Psychology and Work by keeping their audience of students firmly in focus on every page. I felt more like I was in a room with these established social scientists, hearing them enthusiastically describe this exciting field to me, than I felt like I was reading a textbook. I especially loved the ‘What do you think?’ prompts at the end of the chapters; these challenge the students to go beyond learning concepts to thinking about how to really use them in practical ways."
—Lisa Finkelstein, Northern Illinois University
"This book is an excellent resource for undergraduate I-O Psychology classes. The in-depth concepts are well-explained and organized in a way that really engages readers. The book also has a strong psychology emphasis, focusing on the ideas relevant to the human side of I-O Psychology."
—Nicholas Salter, Ramapo College
"This is a great new contribution to the world of I-O textbooks. Students and instructors will not only find empirically-supported theory and practice, but will appreciate why it's engaging and fun to be an I/O psychologist."
—Kurt Kraiger, Colorado State University
"From the very first few pages, I could tell that Psychology and Work is a refreshingly different I/O psychology textbook. I was immediately drawn to the highly readable and clear writing styles of the three authors. The book reads as though I were sitting and listening to them present in a classroom. In the preface, the authors wrote that they "set out to create a book that would reflect [their] enthusiasm for the field as well as [their] love of both teaching and researching the many important issues involved in I/O psychology"…I believe they succeeded in doing just that and more...Psychology and Work makes it a joy for learners to not only digest a lot of information, but to also retain, and later retrieve that information (from memory or by referring back to the book)...I can’t say enough how clear and easy-to-understand the writing is throughout Psychology and Work!...It is truly a rare treat to find a book, written by college professors, that’s this much fun and easy to read! I only wish more I/O psychology textbooks were as well designed and written as Truxillo, Bauer, and Erdogan’s Psychology and Work. It is absolutely one of the finest and most carefully crafted textbooks I have seen! Bravo!"
—Dr Steve Nguyen, owner and creator of www.workplacepsychology.net