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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

Very good book for students at all levels

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

This is an excellent book to introduce students to the concept of Occupational Psychology and what it involves. I have ordered a copy for the library as a recommended reference for our Psychology students. The book is written clearly and concisely and inculdes case studies and real life examples that add extra interest.

Dr Amy Irwin
School of Psychology, Aberdeen University
October 17, 2013

The book contains most 'taken for granted' issues which are fundamentally relevant for both students and practitioners in the field. Quite a good reference material.

Management , London School of Economics and Political Science
June 11, 2013

Excellent coverage and accessible

Mr Gary Pheiffer
Business and Consumer Psychology, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
June 7, 2013

An excellent text, which will provide an excellent resource to students in their 3rd year undergraduate or postgraduate HRM programme.

Mr Alan Johnston
York St John Business School, York St John University
May 17, 2013

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