Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition

  • Michael G. Aamodt Radford University
  • ISBN-10: 1305118421  |  ISBN-13: 9781305118423
  • 688 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
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Striking a balance between research, theory, and application, the eighth edition of INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN APPLIED APPROACH helps readers discover the relevance of industrial/organizational psychology in everyday life through practical application. Readers analyze topics such as resume writing, interview survival, job description authoring, performance appraisal, employment law, job satisfaction, work motivation, and leadership. Humor, case studies, real-world examples, and a friendly writing style make the book both readable and interesting. Numerous charts, tables, flowcharts, and exercises help readers conceptualize complex issues.

Features and Benefits

  • Real-World Relevance: Focus on Ethics boxes profile real-world scenarios in each chapter to put students in the middle of ethical challenges and help them apply the material to whatever career they choose.
  • Real-Life Case Studies: Extensive On the Job case studies at the end of each chapter help students think about Industrial/Organizational concepts in their future careers by encouraging them to picture themselves in the same scenarios and asking them to apply the chapter concepts to real-life situations.
  • Engaging, User-Friendly Writing Style: To make students' reading easier and more interesting, the author includes humor, stories, and real-world examples throughout the text. In addition, the text is written at a level designed to help students understand the material; for instance, avoiding potentially confusing vocabulary.
  • Innovative Visual Aids: Innovative charts integrate the main points of the chapter, helping students learn the key concepts of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

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, Teams and Conflict.
14. Organization Development.
15. Stress Management: Dealing with the Demands of Life and Work.

What's New

  • This edition includes updated references and examples in every chapter, including more examples of diversity efforts and updated examples on the use of technology.
  • New, updated, and revised discussions cover such timely topics as changes in employment law, employee recruitment, and the "dark side" of personality. In addition, increased discussion of personality appears throughout the text.
  • Photos are more directly connected to chapter topics to support the narrative.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + I/O Applications Workbook

ISBN-10: 1305598415  | ISBN-13: 9781305598416

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Bundle: Text + I/O Stats Primer

ISBN-10:  1305598407 | ISBN-13:  9781305598409

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor’s Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305496558 | ISBN-13: 9781305496552)

Online PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 1305575423 | ISBN-13: 9781305575424)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305575415 | ISBN-13: 9781305575417)

I/O Applications Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1305500768 | ISBN-13: 9781305500761)

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25

I/O Stats Primer  (ISBN-10: 1305500784 | ISBN-13: 9781305500785)

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Student Supplements

I/O Applications Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1305500768 | ISBN-13: 9781305500761)

List Price = $82.95  | CengageBrain Price = $82.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25

I/O Stats Primer  (ISBN-10: 1305500784 | ISBN-13: 9781305500785)

List Price = $72.95  | CengageBrain Price = $72.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.75

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.