An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychology by Maria C.W. Peeters, Jan de Jonge, Toon W. Taris

By Maria C.W. Peeters, Jan de Jonge, Toon W. Taris

This is the 1st finished review of labor psychology, with insurance of vintage versions, present theories, and modern matters affecting the 21st-century worker.


  • Examines the good points of work–motivation, functionality, creativity, and engagement—instead of focusing purely on opposed effects
  • Edited by way of leaders within the box with chapters written via a world staff of specialists from the U.S., united kingdom, Europe,  and Australia
  • Discusses subject matters equivalent to protection at paintings, know-how, operating occasions, work-family interplay, operating in groups , restoration, task calls for and activity assets, and disease absence
  • Suitable for complex classes excited by paintings psychology as a sub self-discipline of labor and organizational psychology
  • Didactic gains contain questions for dialogue, containers with sensible functions, extra studying sections, and a glossary

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