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Macmillan Higher Education

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Paperback - 9781137302304

06 October 2014

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16 September 2017

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This accessible and skills-oriented textbook introduces key psychological concepts and demonstrates how they come into play in the real world of work, while building strong awareness of how business priorities inform and...

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This accessible and skills-oriented textbook introduces key psychological concepts and demonstrates how they come into play in the real world of work, while building strong awareness of how business priorities inform and underpin applied psychology. It combines summaries of important research studies with an exploration of topics from different international perspectives to offer students a deeper appreciation of how psychology develops and is used in the world of business. The book takes a practical, problem-solving approach to understanding the role of psychology in the workplace and focuses on employability skills that will benefit students in their future careers.

Written by a highly experienced lecturer, this is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate Business and Psychology students taking modules in work psychology.

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  • 'Fad or Fact?' debates highlight recent management tools and interventions and assess their evidence base
  • Psychological Toolkit boxes enable students to use what they have learnt to enhance their own employability and work life
  • Mind-maps, activities and case studies in each chapter to help students practise their knowledge and apply psychological insights to practical, real world situations
  • A section dedicated to cutting-edge psychology research, including consumer and financial psychology and research methods
  • International perspective, with each chapter including coverage of how that topic is viewed in different countries globally or some of the current debates in cross-cultural applications
  • A superb companion website offering a rich assortment of resources for lecturers and students, such as an Instructor's manual, multiple choice questions, PowerPoint slides, chapter review questions and summaries, and mind maps

About This Book
PART I: BUSINESS IS ABOUT PEOPLE
1. What is Work Psychology?
2. Finding and Measuring Talent
3. Developing and Retaining Talent
4. Motivating People
5. Communicating Effectively
6. Building Effective Teams
7. Leadership: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PART II: SURVIVING AND THRIVING AT WORK
8. More Than Just Survival – Managing Change
9. Stress and Well-being at Work
10. Positive Psychology at Work
PART III: CUTTING EDGE PSYCHOLOGY
11.Contemporary Topics in Work Psychology
12. The Realities of Research in Business Psychology
Glossary.

  • 4 to 6 review questions for every chapter
  • Chapter summaries
  • A comprehensive glossary
  • Mindmaps
  • Multiple choice questions accompanying each chapter
  • A video of the author discussing the book's key features
Visit the companion website at https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/sutton-work-psychology-in-action/ or click through from under Further Actions above. 

Lecturer Resources (some are password protected) include:
  • An instructor's manual
  • Answers to multiple choice questions
  • PowerPoint lecture slides
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Anna Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Manchester Metropolitan Business School, UK.

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Anna Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Manchester Metropolitan Business School, UK.

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