Occupational Psychology: An Applied Approach, 1st edition

  • Gail Steptoe-Warren

Occupational Psychology

ISBN-13:  9780273734208


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Occupational Psychology: An Applied Approach introduces you to the essential key theories in this area, from motivation and well-being to group roles and individual differences. The book explores the impact of every topic from the perspective of the individual, management, and the organisation as a whole, encouraging you to consider the consultancy process at each stage.

Table of contents

  1. Preface


    List of contributors

    Guided tour

    Publisher’s acknowledgements


    1. Introduction to occupational psychology

    Learning outcomes

    1.1   Introduction

    1.2   Occupational psychology in the pre-First World War era

    1.3   Occupational psychology in the First World War

    1.4   Post-First World War and pre-Second World War

    1.5   Occupational psychology in the Second World War

    1.6   Occupational psychology in the 1940s to 1960s

    1.7   Occupational psychology from the 1970s to the present

    1.8   Challenges for occupational psychology in the 21st century

    1.9   Conclusions

    Short-answer questions

    Further reading


    2. Becoming a practitioner occupational psychologist and the consultancy cycle

    Learning outcomes

    2.1   Becoming a practitioner occupational psychologist

    2.2   Consultancy

    2.3   The consultancy cycle

    2.4   Writing a business/consultancy report

    2.5   Ethics

    2.6   Conclusions

    Short-answer questions


    Further reading


    3. Legislation applied to the workplace

    Learning outcomes

    3.1   Introduction

    3.2   United Kingdom law

    3.3   European law

    3.4   Types of discrimination

    3.5   Protected characteristics

    3.6   Avoiding discrimination

    3.7   Summary

    Short-answer questions


    Further information


    4. Personnel selection and assessment

    Learning outcomes

    4.1   Introduction

    4.2   Job analysis

    4.3   Job description

    4.4   Person specification

    4.5   Job advertisements

    4.6   Selection process

    4.7   Fairness in selection

    4.8   Decision-making

    Multi-level impact of personnel selection and assessment

    Legal context

    Short-answer questions

    Case study: Personnel selection and assessment

    Further reading


    5. Performance appraisal, career development, counselling and coaching

    Learning outcomes

    5.1   Introduction

    5.2   Performance appraisal

    5.3   Career development, counselling and coaching

    Multi-level impact of performance appraisal and career development

    Legal context

    Short-answer questions

    Case study: Performance appraisal and career development/counselling

    Further reading


    6. Well-being, stress and work-–life balance

    Learning outcomes

    6.1   Introduction

    6.2   Well-being

    6.3   Stress at work

    6.4   Causes of stress at work

    6.5   Consequences of stress

    6.6   Outcomes of stress reduction

    6.7   Healthy workplace

    Multi-level impact of stress

    Legal context

    Short-answer questions

    Case study: Well-being, stress and work–life balance

    Further information


    7. Individual differences

    Learning outcomes

    7.1   Introduction

    7.2   Personality

    7.3   Intelligence

    7.4   Values, individual beliefs and behaviour

    Multi-level impact of individual differences

    Legal context

    Short-answer questions

    Case study: Individual differences

    Further reading


    8. Training

    Learning outcomes

    8.1   Introduction

    8.2   Models of training<

Published by Pearson Canada (January 25th 2013) - Copyright © 2013