The Psychology of People in Organisations : 9780273755760

The Psychology of People in Organisations

Ashleigh
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780273755760
ISBN 10
 
0273755765
Published
 
04/10/2012
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
368
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$124.99
 
 
 
Description

A genuinely student-friendly and engaging introduction to work psychology and organisational behaviour. Packed with real life examples and ethical dilemmas to start debate and get students thinking critically, The Psychology of People in Organisations offers authoritative content presented in a refreshingly accessible way.

Table of contents

About the authors
Publisher's acknowledgements
Guided tour
Forword
Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1: What is work psychology?
Chapter 2: Ethical issues and the nature of research in organisations
Chapter 3: Individual differences – and emotions at work
Chapter 4: Personality at work – and the dark side of personality
Chapter 5: Work–life balance: well-being at work and the tyranny of technology
Chapter 6: Selection and assessment
Chapter 7: Perception, attitudes and discrimination
Chapter 8: Motivation and learning at work
Chapter 9: Working in teams and groups
Chapter 10: Leadership
Chapter 11: Organisational change and development

Glossary
Index

Features & benefits

Key features to aid learning include:

  • Case studies drawn from a wide range of organisations and sectors, prompting the reader to apply their understanding of the chapter to real life situations and problems

  • Ethical dilemma feature

  • Critical reflection boxes

  • ‘Stop and think’ boxes

  • Mini case studies throughout to bring the text to life

  • Exercises and quizzes to explore psychology and personal preferences

  • Summary at the end of each chapters

  • Discussion questions

  • Interactive group exercises

  • Suggestions for further reading

Author biography

Melanie Ashleigh is a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton, where she is also director of the MSc in Management. She has extensive experience of consultancy, working both in industry and with academics.

Angela Mansi is a senior lecturer in work psychology at Westminster Business School. She is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist and a full member of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychologists