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Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 6th Edition

  • Michael G. Aamodt Radford University
  • ISBN-10: 0495601063  |  ISBN-13: 9780495601067
  • 704 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 1999
  • © 2010 | Published
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Striking a balance between research, theory, and application, the sixth edition of INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN APPLIED APPROACH prepares students for their future careers through a combination of scholarship, humor, case studies, and practical applications. Students will see the relevance of industrial/organizational psychology to their everyday lives through such practical applications as how to write a resume, survive an employment interview, write a job description, create a performance appraisal instrument, and motivate employees. Charts and tables simplify such complicated issues as employment law, job satisfaction, work motivation and leadership.

Features and Benefits

  • Engaging Writing Style. To make students’ reading easier and more exciting, the author includes humor, stories and real-world examples throughout the text.
  • User-Friendly Style. The text is written at a level designed to help students understand the material rather than at a level designed to show off vocabulary.
  • Innovative Visual Aids. To help students learn the key concepts of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, innovative charts integrate the main points of the chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to I/O Psychology.
2. Job Analysis and Evaluation.
3. Legal Issues in Employee Selection.
4. Employee Selection: Recruiting and Interviewing.
5. Employee Selection: References and Testing.
6. Evaluating Selection Techniques and Decisions.
7. Evaluating Employee Performance.
8. Designing and Evaluating Training Systems.
9. Employee Motivation.
10. Employee Satisfaction and Commitment.
11. Organizational Communication.
12. Leadership.
13. Group Behavior and Conflict.
14. Organization Development.
15. Stress Management: Dealing with the Demands of Life and Work.
Appendix: Working Conditions and Human Factors.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • Engaging Videos. Providing instructors with relevant material that correlates to the text, the revised Video program gives you new options and alternatives for getting your students engaged in the classroom and lectures.
  • Real World Relevance. "Focus on Ethics" boxes profile real world scenarios in each chapter in order to put students in the middle of ethical challenges and help them to apply the material to whatever career they choose.
  • Real Life Case Studies. More extensive "On the Job" case studies at the end of each chapter motivate students to think about I/O concepts in their future careers by encouraging them to picture themselves in the same scenarios and asking them to bring the chapter concepts to real-life situations.
  • Increased Coverage of Diversity. Increased coverage of diversity is found throughout the text, including a greater discussion of ethics (Chapter 1), expanded coverage of the balance of family and work issues, and updated coverage of Occupational Health psychology.
  • Optional Accompanying Statistics Primer. STATISTICS FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS can accompany the text at the option of the instructor. This statistics primer will help students better understand the statistics used in I/O psychology without overwhelming them with formulas.


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Instructor Supplements

ExamView® (Windows/Macintosh)  (ISBN-10: 0495804886 | ISBN-13: 9780495804888)

Featuring automatic grading, ExamView® allows you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes. See assessments onscreen exactly as they will print or display online. Build tests of up to 250 questions using up to 12 question types and enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing questions.

Web Site  (ISBN-10: 0495804894 | ISBN-13: 9780495804895)

Log on to the password-protected site to access a wide range of resources such as electronic versions of the instructor’s manual, solutions manual, E-lectures, PowerPoint® slides, extra test questions, and more. The book-specific website can be found at www.cengage.com/psychology/aamodt.

Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495603422 | ISBN-13: 9780495603429)

Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides, exercises from the Applications Workbook and from the Student Companion Website, weblinks, and other ideas in your classroom. Written by Michael J. Aamodt, this manual contains step-by-step teaching guides for each chapter of the text. This time-saving resource also includes a Test Bank that offers approximately 1,000 test questions.

Stand Alone Version Workbook Industrial/Organizational Applications  (ISBN-10: 0495603716 | ISBN-13: 9780495603719)

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Bundle: Text + Stand Alone Version Workbook Industrial/Organizational Applications  (ISBN-10: 0495787558 | ISBN-13: 9780495787556)

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Student Supplements

Web Site  (ISBN-10: 0495804894 | ISBN-13: 9780495804895)

This dynamic website gives studentwide variety of study tools, practice activities, web quizzes by chapter, and more to encourage review and test preparation. The book-specific website can be found at www.cengage.com/psychology/aamodt.s access to a

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Understanding Statistics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 5th  (ISBN-10: 0495186635 | ISBN-13: 9780495186632)

Written by Michael Aamodt, this primer is designed to provide I/O psychologists and human resource professionals with a brief guide to understanding the statistics they encounter in journal articles, technical reports and conference papers. Major topics covered include statistics that describe data, statistics that test differences between groups, understanding correlation and regression, meta-analysis, factor analysis, and conducting simple analyses with Microsoft® Excel®.

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Stand Alone Version Workbook Industrial/Organizational Applications  (ISBN-10: 0495603716 | ISBN-13: 9780495603719)

List Price = $91.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.75

Bundle: Text + Stand Alone Version Workbook Industrial/Organizational Applications  (ISBN-10: 0495787558 | ISBN-13: 9780495787556)

List Price = $316.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $234.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael G. Aamodt

Michael G. Aamodt (M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas) is a Professor Emeritus of industrial/organizational psychology at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Currently a principal consultant at DCI Consulting Group, he continues to teach a course each semester to fulfill his love of teaching. An award-winning teacher, Mike has taught courses in employee selection, job analysis, compensation, employee training and development, organizational psychology, organizational influence, organizational politics, and forensic psychology. He has published over 50 articles in professional journals and presented many papers at professional conferences. His fast-paced and humorous presentation style makes him a frequently requested speaker. He is the author of APPLIED INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (7th Edition), RESEARCH IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SELECTION, I/O PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION, UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY, and HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Applied H.R.M. Research, and Criminal Justice and Behavior, and is an active member in such organizations as SIOP, SHRM, IPAC, and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. As a trainer and consultant, Mike has helped many organizations deal with such issues as employee selection, performance evaluation, downsizing, organizational change, compensation, and motivation. He is considered one of the nation’s experts in police psychology.