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Work and Occupational Psychology

Work and Occupational Psychology
Integrating Theory and Practice

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February 2013 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written by a team of experts and with contributions from seminal academics and leading practitioners, Work and Occupational Psychology links theoretical learning with key practical skills to form an ideal companion to any student in the field. 

  • Structured around the 8 core areas of Occupational Psychology to ensure a rounded overview
  • Assumes no prior knowledge  making it ideal for students studying Occupational Psychology for the first time
  • Contemporary discussion including cutting edge research and reflections on the future
  • Reflects a global workplace through discussion of international and cross-cultural issues and a range of international case studies
  • Engages critically with the subject to encourage analytical thinking
  • Online learning aids include hints and tips for discussion questions, online readings, and chapter podcasts 
Lara Zibarras and Rachel Lewis
Chapter 1: What Is Occupational Psychology?
Lara Zibarras and Rachel Lewis
Chapter 2:What Are Occupational Psychologists?
Lara Zibarras and Rachel Lewis
Chapter 3: Ethical and Research Skills You Will Need as an Occupational Psychologist
Iain Coyne and Fiona Gavin
Chapter 4:Employee Relations Motivation
Andrew Kinder, Kevin Nind, Diane Aitchison and Eugene Farrell
Chapter 5:Counselling and Personal Development
Juliette Alban Metcalfe
Chapter 6: Career Development and Appraisal
Fehmidah Munir and Hilary McDermott
Chapter 7:Design of Environments and Work: Health, Safety and Well-being
Nigel Guenole and David Biggs
Chapter 8: Organizational Development and Change
Anna Koczwara and Vicki Ashworth
Chapter 9: Selection and Assessment
Kamal Birdi and Tracey Reid
Chapter 10: Training
Varuni Wimalasiri
Chapter 11: Automation and Human Machine Interaction
Lara Zibarras and Rachel Lewis
Chapter 12: Emerging Trends and Future Directions in Occupational Psychology
Lara Zibarras and Rachel Lewis
Chapter 13: Future Directions for Occupational Psychologists


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For Lecturers:

  • Complete set of PPTs (one per chapter)
  • Additional exercises and answers per chapter

For Students:

  • SAGE Online Readings
  • Tips and Hints for end of chapter questions
  • Podcasts containing interviews with the editors and contributors that can be used as a handy revision tool and to deepen understanding of key topics

'At last a book has been produced that explains the nature of occupational and organisational psychology. By combining sound academic literature reviews with contributions from experienced practitioners, and thoughtful advice on the ethics and skills of research, this is a "must read" for those either considering entering the profession, or currently studying the discipline' -
Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe
Professor of Leadership, University of Bradford School of Management

'This really useful book will be a key resource for aspiring occupational psychologists. The editors have put together a coherent package that is based on the requirements of the British Psychological Society and provides a clear explanation of the research and practitioner key skills that occupational psychologists need. The editors have assembled a strong team of contributors to provide very readable insights into the work that occupational psychologists actually do' -
Professor Ivan Robertson
Robertson Cooper Ltd & Leeds University Business School

A must for individuals who are interested in occupational psychology, whether a student or an employer. It gives a good focus on the aspects of occupational psychology.

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

I especially like the idea "behind" - to bring together theory and practice - I will partly use it to let the students discuss differences with europe/german approaches

Professor Bettina Schleidt
Applied Psychology, SRH University
November 13, 2014

An excellent guide to human behaviour in work and organisational settings.

Mr Matt Kirby
Performance, Univ. College Falmouth
July 18, 2014

I think this is a good guide for students on the career management module and will be recommended reading.

Dr Julie Prescott
Psychology , University of Bolton
June 12, 2014

This textbook provides a different perspective on managing people and brings together a number of eclectic issues. It has been good at provoking discussion on diversity.

Dr Ann Parkinson
Henley Business School, Reading University
June 4, 2014

This book is particulary useful for the community of teachers and students of psychology and humain resource management. It's very useful the exercises and the case studies.
It's easy to read it, because the writting is very clear.
Thank you.
Best regards,
Isabel Torres

Mrs Isabel Torres
Instituto de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Universidade Lusíada do Porto
March 25, 2014

this is a solid and well written book which has a good balance between theoretical insights and practical concerns, I recommend this as a text book to our students for two modules. The chapters on assessment and selection and leadership, as well as the professional practice aspects, are in particular very good.

Dr Almuth McDowall
Psychology , Surrey University
February 27, 2014

Excellent book. I was one of the reviewers of this book and it is really good. Hope there is a second edition!

Dr David Biggs
School of Health & Social Sciences, Gloucestershire University
February 7, 2014

A good introductory text for students studying Organisational Psychology at undergraduate level

Dr Kevin Wilson-Smith
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
November 25, 2013

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