The new edition of this popular, accessible and skills-oriented textbook introduces key psychological concepts and demonstrates how they come into play in the real world of work, while building strong awareness of how business priorities inform and underpin applied psychology. It combines summaries of important research studies with an exploration of topics from different international perspectives to offer students a deeper appreciation of how psychology develops and is used in the world of business. The book takes a practical, problem-solving approach to understanding the role of psychology in the workplace and focuses on employability skills that will benefit students in their future careers.
Written by a highly experienced lecturer, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate Business and Psychology students taking modules in work psychology.
Anna Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology in the Psychology Department at the University of Waikato New Zealand. She has previously taught in the Business School at both Manchester Metropolitan and Leeds Beckett Universities.
1. Introducing work psychology.- 2. Finding and measuring talent.- 3. Developing and retaining talent.- 4. Motivation and attitudes.- 5. Building effective teams.- 6. Leadership: the good the bad and the ugly.- 7. Communication and culture.- 8. Working in a changing world.- 9. Stress and well-being at work.- 10. Positive psychology at work.- 11. Cutting-edge work psychology.- 12. Realities of research in work psychology.- Glossary.- Index