Work, Organizational, and Business Psychology

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  • Current research on the myriad ways in which memory, conscious and unconscious, impacts everyday lifeApplied memory research investigates the practical aspects of one of the crucial facets of human life experience: Memory. Our ability to make informed, conscious decisions in the present depends on the existence of memories, both consciously and unconsciously obtained, as do the many seemingly aut…

  • In our globalized, knowledge-based societies with increased demands for competencies in the workforce, higher education institutions must ensure that their graduates have the competencies they need to succeed. Research on assessment of such competencies is only just beginning. The papers presented here are high-quality studies that integrate theory and methods to provide readers with an overview …

  • As with all scientific endeavors, the study of motivation – understanding behavior’s direction and intensity, as well as the persistence of behavior and its cognitive and affective concomitants – faces the issue of theoretical and empirical generalizability: Knowing “what works” and under what range of conditions.The present volume confronts this issue directly by showcasing contemporar…

  • Cultural diversity – how psychologists can meet the challenges and grasp the opportunitiesCulture and diversity are both challenge and opportunity. This volume looks at what psychologists are and can be doing to help society meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities in education, at work, and in clinical practice. The increasingly international and globalized nature of modern societies me…

  • Cyberbullying is a major and growing phenomenon that may take place by means of mobile devices, websites such as social networking sites or virtual worlds, videos, e-mails, or other means. This monograph brings you up to date with the latest research by leading scientists on this new form of bullying and indicates the directions future investigations may take.An introductory review examines, amon…

  • Understanding and preventing destructive leadership and the far-reaching consequences it can have on individuals and organizations.Destructive leadership can take various forms, such as abusive supervision, petty tyranny, and negative or aversive leadership, all of which negatively impact both followers and the organizations themselves. The expert contributions in this volume focus on understandi…

  • Employee surveys are the central tool for accelerating strategic organization development. They allow managers and consultants to assess an organization on its “soft factors” such as leadership and employee engagement, leading to actions that reduce problems and turn opportunities into tangible results.This practically oriented book details both the factors to be considered and the steps nece…

  • Whether the successful conduct of business can and ought to adhere to ethical standards and support the social good is especially topical in light of the recent economic turbulences. Are organizations designed purely as profitmaking mechanisms that cannot afford to consider ethical principles as they have to survive under conditions of harsh competition or can adherence to ethical principles actu…

  • New research on followers as fundamental participants in the development, impact, and maintenance of leadership processesThe vast majority of studies of leadership are cross-sectional comparisons of leadership styles and followers’ perceptions of leaders’ styles; however, within the last two decades scholars have begun to study the other side of the proverbial coin, focusing on followers’ s…

  • Our lives and careers are becoming ever more unpredictable. The “life-design paradigm” described in detail in this ground-breaking handbook helps counselors and others meet people’s increasing need to develop and manage their own lives and careers. Life-design interventions, suited to a wide variety of cultural settings, help individuals become actors in their own lives and careers by activ…

  • This clearly written, practical handbook describes an innovative and successful approach to individual, group, and peer supervision that is suitable for use in any environment (clinical, corporate, educational, health, governmental, community): positive supervision.Positive supervision focuses on what actually works instead of on problems and on supervisees’ strengths rather than on their defic…

  • Introduces a new form of conflict management that is shorter, more hopeful, and more cost-effective than traditional methods – essential reading for mediators, lawyers, jury experts, and managers.Benjamin Franklin once said: “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” In the new and highly successful approach of solution-focused conflict management described here, the focus is on discove…

  • Will cultural diversity inevitably result in a "clash" (antagonism) between cultural groups, or can we rise to the "challenge" of applying global standards of thought and behavior across diverse cultures? This is the main question examined in this unique book.Based on experiences and research in the context of the political, social, and economic reconstruction of the former Soviet Union, the book…

  • The development and application of implicit attitude measures has been one of the most thriving research areas in psychology over the last few decades. This field is united by a shared excitement about the discoveries enabled by these measures, be they related to social attitudes and behavior, clinical disorders, consumer decisions, or self-representations, among others. These approaches bridge s…

  • Looking for the latest research and practices on character strengths and mindfulness? Curious about how character strengths can supercharge your mindfulness practice? Or how mindfulness can help you deploy your best qualities? Look no further – the answers are in this book!At the core of this hands-on resource for psychologists and other practitioners, including educators, coaches, and consulta…