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An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychologyby Maria C. W. (edt) Peeters
Synopses & Reviews
An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychology is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive overview of work psychology. Moving beyond the terrain of introductory industrial-organizational psychology textbooks, this book examines the classic models, current theories, and contemporary issues affecting the 21st-century worker.
This text covers all aspects of the psychology of working, including topics such as safety at work, working times, work-family interaction, recovery, technology, job demands and job resources, working in teams and sickness absence. While many books in the field focus on the adverse effects of work, this one is unique in emphasizing the positive aspects and outcomes of work, including motivation, performance, creativity, and engagement. The contributors also discuss prevention and intervention strategies with a special focus on the different levels and aims of interventions, as well as pro-active, positive interventions such as job crafting to amplify productive and well-functioning workers.
Edited by respected leaders in the field and with chapters written by a global team of experts, this is the textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on work psychology.
This is the first comprehensive overview of work psychology, with coverage of classic models, current theories, and contemporary issues affecting the 21st-century worker.
About the Author
Maria Peeters is Associate Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and a licensed occupational health psychologist. Her research interests include job stress, work motivation, job performance, work-home interaction, and aging at work. She has published many book chapters as well as articles on these topics in today’s leading scientific journals.
Jan de Jonge is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, and Vice-Dean of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. He is a licensed work and organizational psychologist as well as a licensed occupational health psychologist. His research interests include the optimization of performance at work and at sports, and he has published well over a hundred articles, books and chapters. Until recently, he served as the Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
Toon Taris is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is currently Scientific Editor of Work & Stress and serves on the boards of several other international journals. He has published hundreds of articles and chapters on topics such as occupational health, stress, engagement, workaholism, authenticity at work, as well as on longitudinal research methods and nonresponse, in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: People at work
2 Research methods in work psychology
3 The models that made job design
4 Current theoretical perspectives in work psychology
5 Quantitative job demands
6 Qualitative demands at work
7 Job control and social aspects of work
8 Recovery from demanding work hours
9 The design and use of work technologies
10 Individual characteristics and work-related outcomes
11 Work-family interaction
12 Burnout, boredom and engagement at the workplace
13 Job satisfaction, motivation and job performance
14 Safety at work
15 Sickness absence and sickness presence?
16 Managing psychosocial risks in the workplace: Prevention and intervention
17 Job crafting
18 Teams at work
19 Positive interventions: From prevention to amplification
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