Psychology and Work Today: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology by Duane P. SchultzFor undergraduate-level courses in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Business Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Applied Psychology. An invaluable preparation guide for entering todays business and industrial world, this informative, sophisticated and entertaining text teaches students about the nature of work in modern society. Focusing on the practical and applied rather than the scientific ideal, the guide shows students how industrial-organizational psychology will directly influence their lives as job applicants, trainees, employees, managers, and consumers.* NEW-Online! feature added. * Provides students with web-based resources relating to current job issues and problems. * NEW-Revised and reorganized to reflect changes in the workplace-Ethnic diversity, changing economic conditions, latest management techniques and effects of technology. * Provides students with an up-to-date, realistic representation of the growing changes in the workplace. * NEW-Online technology-As used for recruiting, interviewing, testing, training, opinion polling, performance monitoring and research.
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Psychology and Work Today provides an invaluable foundation for anyone entering today's global business and industrial world. This informative, sophisticated, and entertaining text teaches students about the nature of work in modern society. By focusing on the practical and applied rather than the scientific ideal, the authors demonstrate how industrial-organizational psychology directly impacts our lives as job applicants, trainees, employees, managers, and consumers.
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If the methods and findings of I-O psychology are used improperly by management or are misunderstood by employees, they can do more harm than good. I-O psychology began in the early 19th century. WWI marked the emergence of I-O psychology as an important discipline. The Hawthorne Studies found that physical factors were more important than social factors in contributing to work performance. The concept of globalization results in shifting jobs to places with lower labor costs. Most I-O masters degree graduates find professional jobs in their specialty areas at competitive salaries. More than half of doctoral candidates receiving a PhD in I-O psychology today are women.