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Understanding Occupational & Organizational Psychology

Understanding Occupational & Organizational Psychology

March 2005 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`This is a really useful and comprehensive textbook that will provide readers with all their needs as a primer in the field of occupational and organisational psychology' - Cary L Cooper, Times Higher Educational Supplement

`Provides excellent coverage of the main areas of Industrial, Work and Organisational Psychology. All main topics at the individual an group levels are covered… a highly competent, research based introductory text' - Professor Neil Anderson, University of Amsterdam

Understanding Occupational and Organizational Psychology is an invaluable resource for students doing a course in occupational and organizational psychology, either at third year undergraduate or Masters level. The text provides comprehensive coverage of the British Psychological Society's training requirements for becoming a chartered occupational psychologist, yet it is also compliant with European training guidelines for industrial, work and organizational psychology too.

This book will prompt and inspire further reading and research as well as ideas for dissertations, problem formulation and the creative application of knowledge to various situations. Ideal if you want to get ahead with your undergraduate study or get your foot on the ladder to becoming a fully-fledged scientist-practitioner.

Introduction and Overview
Operational Psychology - Paradigms, Perspectives and Practice

Selection and Assessment
Performance Appraisal and Career Development
Employee Relations and Motivation
Organizational Development and Change
Workplace Counselling and Personal Development
Human-Machine Interaction
Design of Work and Work Environments
Health and Safety


An interesting and easy to read text that focusses on the principles of occupational psychology.

Miss Sharron Stillyards
health and social care, northlindsey college
March 24, 2015

Book contained more information than was covered in the course. It was listed as a supplemental book in the syllabus.

Mr Geronimo Perez
Psychology Special Ed Dept, Texas A & M Univ-Commerce
February 28, 2014

Very good book and easy to read.

Mr Alan Searle
Psychology , Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
November 26, 2013

This book covers the eight areas of occupational psychology in excellent detail. I would certainly recommend this as an advanced book for my students.

Mr Andrew Clements
Psychology Department, Bedfordshire University
April 10, 2013

A great all round textbook for Psychology students dipping their academic toes into the world of Occupational and Organisational Psychology. Full of key issues and debate.

Dr Kevin Wilson-Smith
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
February 19, 2013

Well organised, well written, but the content overlaps with the books that I already use, therefore little added values.

Dr Hyun-Jung Lee
Department of Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science
March 15, 2011

This is excellent text book for students of organisational psychology, covering all aspects of the discipline. The study boxes are particularly helpful for students, summarising key points from the chapters.

Dr Elizabeth Mathews
Humanities, Institute of Technology, Tallaght
February 1, 2011

An excellent in-depth text for those of our Applied Psychology course who are intending to proceed to Occupational Psychology.

Mr Robert (Bob) Bundy
HCPS, South East Essex College
January 23, 2011

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