Work Psychology: An Introduction to Human Behaviour in the Workplace

Work Psychology: An Introduction to Human Behaviour in the Workplace

By: Amanda Rose (editor), Angela Hetherington (editor), Lisa Matthewman (editor)Paperback

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This textbook provides a concise and user-friendly introduction to psychology in the modern day workplace. The approach is critical, providing an emphasis on social psychology, with the traditional core topics found on a work psychology course being covered. In addition, the text will also introduce a range of more contemporary topics including relationships at work, emotional intelligence, diversity, and trauma at work. The text is written by a team teaching work psychology and organizational behaviour to HRM and business students. The book provides an accessible and lively introduction to the subject. Within the text there is a wide range of pedagogical features to help readers learn and understand the subject. Each chapter begins with an opening case study, followed by questions to engage the reader with the chapter; there are also mini case examples, reflective questions, section summaries, and activities. To support students using this textbook, an online resource centre provides additional materials including web links, a searchable glossary, revision cards and tests, games and exercises. For lecturers, a range of teaching materials have been developed, including links to video clips, for use in lecturers and seminars. Online Resource Centre For lecturers: PowerPoint slides for each chapter Lecturer's guide with suggestions for teaching and assessment Test bank Video library; web links, by chapter, to online video clips All tables, figures and diagrams from the text For students: Web links Tests, games and exercises eg. stress vulnerability test, success orientation quiz, motivation test Glossary Flashcards Study skills - additional study skills material related specifically to work psychology

About Author

Dr Lisa Matthewman is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Organizational Psychology, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Amanda Rose is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology/Human Resource Management. Dr Angela Hetherington is a Principal Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, and a Charted Occupational Psychologist. All three authors are at Westminster Business School, University of Westminster.


1. Introduction and Overview of Work Psychology ; 2. Research Methods in Work Psychology ; 3. Personality and individual differences ; 4. Perceptions and attitudes at work ; 5. Motivation and work satisfaction ; 6. Relationships at work ; 7. Groups, teams and decision making ; 8. Leadership at work ; 9. Career management and development ; 10. Organizational change and development ; 11. Human performance and the work environment ; 12. Assessing people at work ; 13. Learning, training and development ; 14. Psychological health in the workplace ; 15. The loss of work ; 16. The future of work

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780199227518
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780199227518
  • weight: 1042
  • ISBN10: 0199227519

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