The Psychology of People in Organisations

Series
Financial Times
Author
Melanie Ashleigh / Angela Mansi  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
368
Pub.-date
May 2012
ISBN13
9780273755760
ISBN
0273755765
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Description

A genuinely student-friendly and engaging introduction to work psychology and organisational behaviour. Packed with real life examples and ethical dilemmas to start debate and get students thinking critically, The Psychology of People in Organisations offers authoritative content presented in a refreshingly accessible way.

Features

Key features to aid learning include:

  • Case studies drawn from a wide range of organisations and sectors, prompting the reader to apply their understanding of the chapter to real life situations and problems

  • Ethical dilemma feature

  • Critical reflection boxes

  • ‘Stop and think’ boxes

  • Mini case studies throughout to bring the text to life

  • Exercises and quizzes to explore psychology and personal preferences

  • Summary at the end of each chapters

  • Discussion questions

  • Interactive group exercises

  • Suggestions for further reading

Table of Contents

About the authors
Publisher's acknowledgements
Guided tour
Forword
Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1: What is work psychology?
Chapter 2: Ethical issues and the nature of research in organisations
Chapter 3: Individual differences – and emotions at work
Chapter 4: Personality at work – and the dark side of personality
Chapter 5: Work–life balance: well-being at work and the tyranny of technology
Chapter 6: Selection and assessment
Chapter 7: Perception, attitudes and discrimination
Chapter 8: Motivation and learning at work
Chapter 9: Working in teams and groups
Chapter 10: Leadership
Chapter 11: Organisational change and development

Glossary
Index

Back Cover

The Psychology of People in Organisations

Melanie Ashleigh and Angela Mansi

 

A genuinely student-friendly and engaging introduction to work psychology and organisational behaviour. Packed with real-life examples and ethical dilemmas that ask difficult questions and provoke debate and discussion, The Psychology of People in Organisations offers authoritative content presented in a refreshingly accessible way.

 

Learning features, including case studies throughout every chapter, help to bring the subject to life, and exercises and quizzes will help you to explore your own psychology and personal preferences to understand how you can relate to the topic on a personal level.

 

‘What do students want and need in a textbook? They want it to be accurate and up to date. They want it to be comprehensive and critical. They want it to be well written and well structured with clear tables and diagrams which explain complicated issues. They want ideas and theories to ‘come alive’ with case studies. They want and need to be challenged to start thinking for themselves as to what it all means to them. And they want it to be a bit different, even a bit quirky. They need look no further . . . this is a very good book.’

–        Professor Adrian Furnham, University College London

 

This book is suitable for undergraduate and masters students on courses focusing on work psychology, organisational behaviour, organisational psychology and other areas related to the psychology of human behaviour in the workplace.

 

About the authors

Drawing on a wealth of real-world experience, the authors are consultants and lecturers with a focus on work psychology – and a passion for teaching and bringing the subject to life. Melanie Ashleigh is a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton and director of the MSc in Management. Angela Mansi is a chartered occupational psychologist. She is a senior lecturer in Occupational Psychology at Westminster Business School and associate lecturer at Birkbeck and University College London.

 

Author

Melanie Ashleigh is a senior lecturer at the University of Southampton, where she is also director of the MSc in Management. She has extensive experience of consultancy, working both in industry and with academics.

Angela Mansi is a senior lecturer in work psychology at Westminster Business School. She is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist and a full member of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychologists


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