- Paul Spector provides a global perspective on the field and includes important information about I/O outside of the U.S.
- Learning By Doing exercises actively engage students with material in the chapter, these exercises ask students to address or answer a particular I/O question and range from interviews to observational activities.
- Research in Detail adds insight through a study that is relevant to topics covered in the chapter.
- International Research examples highlight a study that was done in another country to illustrate how international the field of I/O has become.
- I/O Psychology in Practice’ cases were chosen to represent the wide variety of settings and applied work that involves I/O psychologists. These Case Studies describe how a practicing I/O psychologist was able to help an organization with a problem.
- A special Appendix contains a guide for those students interested in applying to I/O graduate school and includes details about; preparing for an I/O career, how to apply, what programs look for, and how to choose the right program for them.
New to this edition
- Over 170 new references have been made, with almost all of them from 2007 or later
- NEW content on the development of I/O (or occupational psychology) in the UK which emerged at the same time as in the U.S.
- Topics such as Alcohol and Stress, Bullying/Mobbing, Emotional Labor, History of I/O in the UK, Humanitarian Work Psychology, Incivility, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Respites, and Violence Prevention Climate are NEW to this edition or can be considered to have been substantially updated
PART I: INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER 2: RESEARCH METHODS IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY.
PART II: ASSESSMENT OF JOBS, PERFORMANCE, AND PEOPLE.
CHAPTER 3: JOB ANALYSIS.
CHAPTER 4: PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL.
CHAPTER 5: ASSESSMENT METHODS FOR SELECTION AND PLACEMENT.
PART III: selecting and training employees.
CHAPTER 6: SELECTING EMPLOYEES.
CHAPTER 7: TRAINING.
PART IV: THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE ORGANIZATION.
CHAPTER 8: THEORIES OF EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION.
CHAPTER 9: FEELINGS ABOUT WORK: JOB ATTITUDES AND EMOTIONS.
CHAPTER 10: PRODUCTIVE AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE EMPLOYEE BEHAVIOR.
CHAPTER 11: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY.
PART V: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
CHAPTER 12: WORK GROUPS AND WORK TEAMS.
CHAPTER 13: LEADERSHIP AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS.
CHAPTER 14: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THEORY