Language : English
Published : 2014-09-02
Pages : 524
The Psychology of Work and Organizations 2nd Edition
Woods and West’s The Psychology of Work and Organizations provides students with a complete introduction to how psychology and the changing world of work interact. It seeks to address the challenges of sustainability, ethics and globalization faced in the workplace of today.
About the Author
Michael West is Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School and Emeritus Professor at Aston University. He graduated from the University of Wales in 1973 and received his PhD on the psychology of meditation in 1977. He has authored, edited or coedited 20 books and has published over 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well as chapters in scholarly books. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association (APA), the APA Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the International Association of Applied Psychologists, the British Academy of Management, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. His specialist areas are team working, organizational culture, leadership and effectiveness, particularly in relation to the organization of health services. He advises governments and organizations on developing health service cultures of high quality and compassionate care and is a sought after public speaker nationally and internationally. Dr. Steve Woods is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Surrey Business School, and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. He received his PhD in 2004. Steve is known for his research on personality and vocational development, psychometric and personality trait assessment, and recruitment and selection. He publishes his research in scientific and professional journals,scholarly books and at national and international conferences. Steve speaks regularly at organizations and universities about personality and work, and contemporary issues in assessment and Work and Organizational Psychology more widely. He is a Director of Aston Business Assessments Ltd, an Aston University spin-out company, and has extensive professional, corporate and practitioner experience working with businesses in the UK and internationally on HRM strategy, policy and practice.
Culture affects us in nearly every aspect of American life, and David Matsumoto provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to interact in our multicultural and pluralistic world.
This field-leading book puts psychological theories and concepts into a cross-cultural framework that invites readers to discover, question, and ultimately, understand the relationship between culture and psychology through exploration of topics like changing gender roles, sexuality, self-esteem, aggression, personality, and mate selection. It all adds up to a book that will leave readers with a deeper, more complex understanding of the nature of culture, its relationship to psychological processes, and the differences and similarities between cultures in the increasingly globalized world.
Psychology: an introduction for New Zealand Students covers the five strands of psychology as taught in senior Psychology classes in New Zealand secondary schools. This is an introductory level textbook that includes theories and explanations with real-life New Zealand examples of psychology in action. It is suitable for both new and experienced psychology teachers. It can supplement existing psychology courses at NCEA Level 1 and 2, or be the basis for new courses established by first time teachers. Also included is a range of questions, activities and possible inquiries aimed at equipping students with the skills to complete NCEA psychology standards.
A lively and engaging introduction to Human Relations
In this much-anticipated 5th edition, Loren Ford and Judith Arter present the fundamentals of human relations through interesting personal stories, anecdotes, and case studies. This is a book that truly captivates students by engaging them in questions and exercises designed to stimulate active learning and critical thinking.
The 5th edition features new content, a substantial number of updated references, and pedagogical tools like Learning Objectives, Big Ideas, and Review questions. For the first time, the text is also accompanied by MySearchLab with eText.
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
- Understand the foundational psychological concepts relevant to Human Relations
- Apply the information learned in the course to one’s own personal situation
- Clarify and express personal beliefs through self examination
- Communicate better with others
Now adapted for the Europe, Middle East and African market, Gerard Egan’s The Skilled Helper: A Client-Centred Approach teaches students a proven step-by-step counselling process to enable them to become confident and competent helpers. Internationally recognised for its emphasis on the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and the vital importance of a client-centred approach, the text offers a practical three-stage model which drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action. The book integrates the most relevant aspects of different theoretical orientations (humanistic, cognitive, cognitive-behavioural, and solution-focused) into a pragmatic approach to helping.