This book is one of the first to provide an overview of recent developments in social psychological theory as it applies to organizational issues. It brings together outstanding scholars whose research touches the interfaces of social psychology , IO psychology and organizational behavior.
Social psychology deals with social interactions between individuals and groups. As individuals populate, run, and confuse (!) organizations, analyzing individual behavior and interpersonal interactions is critical for understanding organizational effectiveness and success, as well as individual satisfaction and well-being. The chapters in this volume address the critical topics for current and future organizational life such as prosocial and antisocial behavior, ethics, trust, creativity, diversity, stress, conflict, power and leadership and many more.
Part 1. Introduction. D. De Cremer, R. Van Dick, J.K. Murnighan, On Social Beings and Organizational Animals: A Social Psychological Approach to Organizations. Part 2. Leadership, Power, and Social Influence. A.D. Galinsky, D. Rus, J. Lammers, Power: A Central Force Governing Psychological, Social, and Organizational Life. D. De Cremer, T.R. Tyler, On Being the Leader and Acting Fairly: A Contingency Approach. N.J. Goldstein, R.B. Cialdini, Managing Normative Influences in Organizations. M. Frese, Entrepreneurial Actions: An Action Theory Approach. Part 3. Conflict, Cooperation and Decision Making. R.M. Kramer, Responsive Leaders: Cognitive and Behavioral Reactions to Identity Threats. D. Moore, S.A. Swift, The Three Faces of Overconfidence in Organizations. S. Rispens, K.A. Jehn, Conflict in Workgroups: Constructive, Destructive, and Asymmetric Conflict. K.T. Dirks, D. De Cremer, The Repair of Trust: Insights from Organizational Behavior and Social Psychology. F.J. Flynn, Give and Take: Psychological Mindsets in Conflict. Part 4. Contemporary Issues. K.W. Phillips, S.Y. Kim-Jun, S-H. Shim, The Value of Diversity in Organization: A Social Psychological Perspective. K. Aquino, J. O’Reilly, Antisocial Behavior at Work: The Social Psychological Dynamics of Workplace Victimization and Revenge. C.K.W. De Dreu, B.A. Nijstad, M. Baas, Creativity in Individuals and Groups: Basic Principles with Practical Implications. S.A. Haslam, R. van Dick, A Social Identity Approach to Workplace Stress. M.M. Pillutla, When Good People Do Wrong: Morality, Social Identity and Ethical Behavior. K. Leung, M.W. Morris, Culture and Creativity: A Social Psychological Analysis. Contributor Bios.
"This is a stunning collection of many of the most interesting people in the field addressing the most interesting social psychological issues in organizations. Buy it!" - Max Bazerman, Straus Professor, Harvard University, USA
"This is a book to feed the intellect. It offers the lens of social psychology to enable us to discover the hidden processes of organizational life. The topics are theoretically challenging and of the utmost importance practically for organizational life. In the wake of financial crises and ethical scandals, we desperately need new paradigms and alternative perspectives to help us understand how to create sustainable institutions and organizations. This book provides a glut of these alternatives from craftspeople of the highest standing within psychology. The editors have done a brilliant job." - Michael West, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK
"A fantastic exchange of social psychological theories and insights. For anyone who doubts the contributions of social psychology to organizational behavior, or of the relevance of social psychological theories to the modern workplace, this volume provides clear evidence of both the importance and relevance of social psychological theory to organizations." - Randall S. Peterson, London Business School, UK