1st Edition

Using Industrial-Organizational Psychology for the Greater Good Helping Those Who Help Others

    640 Pages
    by Routledge

    640 Pages
    by Routledge

    This SIOP Organizational Frontiers volume will be one of the first to show how the field of Industrial Organizational psychology can help address societal concerns, and help focus research on the greater good of society. Contributions from worldwide experts showcase the power the IO community has to foster, promote and encourage pro social efforts. Also included will be commentary from an eminent group of IO psychologists who give invaluable insights into the history and the future of IO psychology . By presenting the prosocial contributions, from personal satisfaction and career commitment to organizational effectiveness to societal development, the imperative and easibility of using I-O psychology for the greater good becomes increasingly compelling.

    Introduction Julie B. Olson-Buchanan, Laura Koppes Bryan, & Lori Foster Thompson

    1.Values and Ethics of A Changing I-O Psychology:  A Call to (Further) Action Joel Lefkowitz

    I: Relevance of I-O Psychology to Societal Well-Being in the Corporate Domain

    2. Going Green: Eco-I-O Psychology David E. Campbell, Laura Provolt, &  J. Elliott Campbell

    3.Corporate Leaders of Sustainable Organizations: Balancing Profit, Planet and People Tina Lombardo, Sherry Schneider, & Laura Koppes Bryan

    4.Volunteer Programs in the Corporate World Jaime Henning & David Jones

    5.Corporate Philanthropy and the Role of Industrial-Organizational Psychology Sara Weiner

    6. Building an Inclusive Work World: Promoting Diversity and Positive Inter-Group Relations Through CSR. Jill Bradley-Geist & Eden King

    7. The "We" in Wellness: Workplace Health Promotion as a Positive Force for Health in Society Joel B. Bennett & Lois E. Tetrick

    II:   I-O Psychology in the Nonprofit Domain

    8. Recruitment, Retention, and Motivation of Volunteers in the Nonprofit Sector: A Volunteer Socialization Perspective Erika Carello Lopina & Steven G. Rogelberg

    9. Salient Challenges of Staffing and Managing Employees in the Non-Profit Sector James M. Schmidtke & Anne Cummings

    10. Non-Profit Leadership and Governance Rick Jacobs & Johanna Johnson

    11. I-O Psychology Education and the Nonprofit Context Kecia Thomas, Stephanie Downey & Kerrin George

    III: Nontraditional Domains: I-O Psychology Without Borders

    12. I-O Psychology Without Borders: The Emergence of Humanitarian Work Psychology Alexander Gloss & Lori Foster Thompson

    13. Entrepreneurship and Poverty Reduction: Applying I-O Psychology to Microbusiness and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries Michael M. Gielnik & Michael Frese

    14. Assessing and Placing Disaster Relief Volunteers C. Harry Hui, Xiaohua Zhou, M. P. Sally Chan, Xiao Zhang & Jinyan Fan

    15. Using I-O Psychology to Improve the Plight of Women in Developing Countries: A Research Agenda Virginia E. Schein

    16. Aiding International Development:  Some Fresh Perspectives from Industrial and Organizational Psychology Stuart C. Carr, Shahla Eltayeb, Malcolm MacLachlan, Leo Marai, Eilish McAuliffe,  & Ishbel McWha

    17. Mobilizing Action Through Professional Societies Tracey E. Rizzuto & Vicki V. Vandaveer

    Commentary Adrienne Colella

    Commentary Homo Economicus, Industrial Psychology, and the Greater Good Milton Hakel

    Commentary Kurt Kraiger

    Commentary Answering the Call: Advancing a Prosocial Organizational Psychology Douglas H. Reynolds


    Julie Olson-Buchanan is a professor and department chair in the Department of Management at the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Olson-Buchanan’s research interests include conflict and mistreatment in organizations, technology-based selection, work-life issues, virtual teams, and nonprofit engagement.

    Laura Koppes Bryan is Dean of the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, University of Baltimore. Previously, she was Director and Professor, School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, University of West Florida (UWF), and Director of the UWF Center for Applied Psychology.

    Lori Foster Thompson is a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, where she oversees the IOTech4D lab devoted to research at the intersection of work, psychology, technology, and global development.

    "This book promises to direct I-O psychology down a new path—one that has historically been ignored by our profession but that will make our field even more relevant and visible to society at large. By assembling a broad—and impressive—team of thought leaders, Olson-Buchanan, Koppes Bryan, and Foster Thompson have set the stage for new and meaningful applications of the psychology of work."

    Donald M. Truxillo, Psychology Department, Portland State University

    "This book really does explore new frontiers for I-O psychology. The book maps amazing areas where I-O psychology faces challenges and can make important contributions in three important regions: the societal well-being in the corporate domain, the nonprofit domain, and the nontraditional domains of humanitarian work psychology. In each chapter new avenues are offered that benefit from the knowledge available in our discipline while stimulating new research and innovative practice in those specific contexts. It is important to note that with the discovery of these new territories the face of our discipline is being changed and enriched with new approaches, contents, methods, and tools for analysis and interventions. The chapters are outstanding sources to inspire innovative teaching, professional practice, and research of I-O psychology. I cordially invite you to read it and discover new ways I-O psychology can serve humanity."

    José Maria Peiró, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    "A dream team of scholars and practitioners have come together to provide a truly special resource. Never before have we seen issues of ethics, CSR, sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and humanitarian work discussed together in an evidence-based way. The field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology has a vast wealth of knowledge to offer the creation of positive societal change. This book tells that story."

    Deborah E. Rupp, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

    "The editors assembled a world class team of experts who provide a comprehensive and insightful discussion on I-O psychology’s prosocial role in organizations. This book is the direction that I-O psychology needs to be going!!"

    Ann Hergatt Huffman, Department of Psychology and College of Business, Northern Arizona University