Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace, 7th Edition

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Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace, 7th Edition

By John Arnold, Iain Coyne, Ray Randall, Fiona Patterson
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For undergraduate students in business, management and psychology, as well as those studying for professional qualifications.

Gain a clear and authoritative introduction to human behaviour in the workplace.

Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace, 7th edition, by Arnold, Coyne, Randall and Pattterson is an accessible and fascinating examination of human behaviour in today’s workplace, written by authors who are all experts in their fields. Substantially updated with new chapters from new authors, and new material that reflects current research and debate in the area, the text retains its popular blend of theory, research and engaging examples.


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  • Clear and consistent structure, with a variety of exercises within each chapter to help you to apply what you have learnt
  • Attractive full-colour design that aids navigation and enlivens the text
  • Learning outcomes, multiple choice questions, discussion questions, a glossary, annotated further reading and weblinks to enable your learning within and beyond the textbook
  • A ‘Key debate’ feature that directs you to key controversies and contemporary debate around work psychology today
  • A ‘Research methods in focus’ feature that demystifies and illustrates with examples the use of strong research methods in practice
  • A ‘Point of integration’ feature which clearly links the theories between chapters, allowing for a greater understanding of the topic as a whole
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: The discipline of work psychology: An initial orientation
  • Chapter 2: Individual differences
  • Chapter 3: Selection: Analysing jobs, competencies and selection methods
  • Chapter 4: Assessing performance at work
  • Chapter 5: Attitudes at work
  • Chapter 6: Work motivation
  • Chapter 7: Training and development
  • Chapter 8: Work-related stress and well-being
  • Chapter 9: Groups, teams and teamwork
  • Chapter 10: Leadership
  • Chapter 11: Careers and career management
  • Chapter 12: Understanding organisational change and culture
  • Chapter 13: The psychology of dispersed work
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index

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