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Work Psychology in Action (2nd Edition)

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The new edition of this popular, 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...

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The new edition of this popular, 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 book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate Business and Psychology students taking modules in work psychology.

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  • Focus on employability and transferrable skills: `Psychological Toolkit' in each chapter show how psychological theories/research can be applied to students' own job search and future career
  • Real-life examples and case studies thoughout help students gain practice in using psychology to understand the realities of work
  • Topical and up-to-date: Addresses current issues in the psychology of work, including mindfulness at work, the gig economy, insecure working, dispersed workplaces and neuroscience, and each chapter contains a Psychology and Technology feature
  • Flexibility: the three main themes of Sustainability, Diversity and Employability are woven through the text with different pathways suggested to suit different curricula designs or emphases
  • A comprehensive companion website featuring PowerPoint Slides, lecture outlines, suggested module timetables, proposed answers for activities and case studies, and more




  • Fully updated to include the latest research and theory in the field
  • Reworked chapter on communication and culture
  • New material on neuroscience
  • New features such as 'Psychology and Technology'
  • Updated 'International Perspectives' feature, including a wider range of countries and perspectives of Indigenous peoples
  • New examples and case studies from a wider geographical range, including Asia, Australasia and the Middle East



1. Introducing work psychology
2. Finding and measuring talent
3. Developing and retaining talent
4. Motivation and attitudes
5. Building effective teams
6. Leadership: the good the bad and the ugly
7. Communication and culture
8. Working in a changing world
9. Stress and well-being at work
10. Positive psychology at work
11. Cutting-edge work psychology
12. Realities of research in work psychology
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Anna Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology in the Psychology Department at the University of Waikato New Zealand. She has previously taught in the Business School at both Manchester Metropolitan and Leeds Beckett Universities. 

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Anna Sutton is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology in the Psychology Department at the University of Waikato New Zealand. She has previously taught in the Business School at both Manchester Metropolitan and Leeds Beckett Universities. 

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