This accessible and skills-oriented textbook introduces key psychological concepts and demonstrates how they come into play in the real world of work, while building strong awareness of how business priorities inform and underpin applied psychology. It combines summaries of important research studies with an exploration of topics from different international perspectives to offer students a deeper appreciation of how psychology develops and is used in the world of business. The book takes a practical, problem-solving approach to understanding the role of psychology in the workplace and focuses on employability skills that will benefit students in their future careers.
Written by a highly experienced lecturer, this is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate Business and Psychology students taking modules in work psychology.
Anna Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Manchester Metropolitan Business School, UK.
About This Book.- PART I: BUSINESS IS ABOUT PEOPLE.- 1. What is Work Psychology?.- 2. Finding and Measuring Talent.- 3. Developing and Retaining Talent.- 4. Motivating People.- 5. Communicating Effectively.- 6. Building Effective Teams.- 7. Leadership: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.- PART II: SURVIVING AND THRIVING AT WORK.- 8. More Than Just Survival - Managing Change.- 9. Stress and Well-being at Work.- 10. Positive Psychology at Work.- PART III: CUTTING EDGE PSYCHOLOGY.- 11.Contemporary Topics in Work Psychology.- 12. The Realities of Research in Business Psychology.- Glossary.