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Understanding the WorkplaceFifth Edition| ©2017 Paul E. Levy
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Written by a leading researcher in one of the nation’s top I/O programs, Paul Levy’s text has long been acclaimed for its concise, research-based approach, and personable writing style. The new edition again offers a thoroughly contemporary perspective on the field, with the latest research and new ways for students to explore what’s happening in I/O psychology today.
New to This Edition
Ch. 1. I/O Psychology: Then and Now Big Data
Ch. 2. Research Methods in I/O PsychologyThe Future of Job Analysis
Ch. 3. Job AnalysisPerformance and Disability
Ch. 4. Criterion MeasurementTechnology, Performance Measurement, and Privacy
Ch. 5. Performance AppraisalUsing Remote Assessment for Selection
Ch. 6. PredictorsReligion in the Workplace
Ch. 7. Selection Decisions and Personnel LawGamification and Job Training
Ch. 8. Training and DevelopmentResults Only Work Environments
Ch. 9. MotivationThe Relationship between Unions and Job Satisfaction
Ch. 10. Job Attitudes: Antecedents and ConsequencesPTSD and STSD
Ch. 11. Stress and Worker Well-BeingAge Diversity in Teams
Ch. 12. Group Processes and Work Teams Romance of Leadership: How Much do Leaders Really Matter?
Ch. 13. LeadershipHolacracy
Ch. 14. Organizational Theory and Development
The Technical TipThese callouts remind students about technical issues introduced earlier in the text, helping them connect ideas and applications across chapters.The Practitioner ForumWith examples and images updated for this edition, this feature shows students how concepts and theories in the text translate into actual businesses and organizations. Emphasis on Critical ThinkingIn addition to Critical Thinking Questions, each chapter now concludes with Application Questions as well, giving students two ways of solidifying their understanding of what they’ve read.Taking It to the FieldUpdated for this new edition, these detailed scenarios requiring students to analyze, evaluate, and solve a realistic I/O situation. The scenarios allow students to go one step further than just understanding the content by getting viable experience using waht they’ve learned in an applied situation. Taking it to the Field can be used for class discussions, take-home assignments, or as another way for students to gain a better handle on the application of the material.Thorough Updating Throughout
See the reverse side for a chapter-by-chapter highlights of the new edition.
"A strong point of the Levy text is the engagement with the student reader…. Examples and a comfortable writing style keep students engaged."
– Jack Aiello, Rutgers University—New Brunswick"I really like the author’s writing style….it is very personal and engaging for the reader…especially in the first chapter. It is like the author is talking directly to the student."
– Melinda Blackman, California State University, Fullerton"Coverage and presentation is excellent with a good balance of research in support of theory and also providing critical analysis."
– Patrick Devine, Kennesaw State University"This is a fine textbook that is well-written and appropriate for the intended audience."
– Nicolette Lopez, University of Texas at Arlington
Fifth Edition| ©2017
Paul E. Levy
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Fifth Edition| 2017
Paul E. Levy
Table of Contents
Part I: History and Research Methods of I/OChapter 1: I/O Psychology: Then and Now Chapter 2: Research Methods in I/O Psychology
Part II: Industrial Psychology Chapter 3: Job Analysis Chapter 4: Criterion Measurement Chapter 5: Performance Appraisal Chapter 6: Predictors Chapter 7: Selection Decisions and Personnel Law Chapter 8: Training and Development
Part III: Organizational Psychology Chapter 9: Motivation Chapter 10: Job Attitudes: Antecedents and Consequences Chapter 11: Stress and Worker Well-Being Chapter 12: Group Processes and Work Teams Chapter 13: Leadership
Chapter 14: Organizational Theory and Development
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Fifth Edition| 2017
Paul E. Levy