About the Book :
Work in the 21st Century is the highly regarded, and most current and engaging, text for the industrial and organizational psychology course. Combining leading research, consulting, and teaching expertise, Frank Landy and Jeff Conte provide students with up-to-date examples and cases that link current research and theory to practical issues in the workplace. Students will gain familiarity with I-O psychology concepts and become critical evaluators of contemporary issues and research, allowing their education to carry them well past the conclusion of the course.A number of themes recur throughout the text to underscore the multifaceted nature of work including the increase in cross-cultural and multinational work, the diversification of workforces, the increased importance of teams, and the increased complexity of the technical and organizational aspects of work.
About the Author :
Frank J. Landy is a Professor Emeritus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Penn State University. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer or Researcher at Stanford University, The University of California at Berkeley, Stockholm University, Gothenburg University, Cluj-Napoca University (Romania) and Ljubljana University (Slovenia). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University. He has served as an Editor of various I-O psychology journals as well as President of SIOP. His career has been divided among research, teaching, text and journal writing, and consulting. Jeffrey M. Conte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University. He teaches courses in introductory I-O psychology, advanced personnel psychology, and psychological testing and measurement. His research interests include personnel selection, personality predictors of job performance, time management, the measurement of emotional intelligence, and the factors associated with health and stress in the workplace. Jeff also has interests in cross-cultural research and has conducted research in organizations across the United States as well as in Canada and France.
Interesting Facts :
Modular approach: contains self-contained sections within chapters, for maximum teaching flexibilityCutting-edge topics and research coverage: includes the Five Factor Theory of Personality, the Big Eight theory of competencies, emotional intelligence, culture and emotions, genetics and job satisfaction, achieving balance between work and non-work, stress and violence, measuring motivation, integrity testing, entrepreneurship, computer-based assessment, male vs. female leaders, cross-cultural teams, bullying, and moreEmphasis on critical thinking: supplementary critical thinking questions present situations and ask students to apply the principles and concepts they have learned in that sectionCase studies and boxes: cases provide concrete examples of the issues involved in work and behavior in various applied settingsClear, articulate explanations: concise prose and interesting examples make the book accessible to a wide range of studentsAncillaries: these include Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Study Guide, PowerPoint slides, and a dedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/landyconte2e
Preface.Part 1: Fundamentals:.1.What is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?.2.Methods and Statistics in I-O Psychology.Part II: Industrial Psychology:.3.Individual Differences and Assessment.4.Understanding Performance.5.Performance Measurement.6.Staffing Decisions.7.Training and Development.Part III: Organizational Psychology:.8.The Motivation to Work.9.Attitudes, Emotions, and Work.10.Stress and Worker Well-being.11.Fairness and Diversity in the Workplace.12.Leadership.13.Teams in Organizations.14.The Organization of Work Behavior.Glossary.References.Credits.Name Index.Subject Index