"Applied sciences are ever put to prove that 'theoretical application' is not an oxymoron. Editors Cooper and Locke bring this issue to light in the field of I/O psychology. The editors focus the attention of an estimable group of organizational scientists and practitioners upon a broad array of important organizational problems. The result is an electric exchange that gives both theory and practice a run for the money. This volume should be a staple for the field for years to come." Lance Sandelands, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan.
"Industrial and Organizational Psychology, broaches many of the issues discussed in the context of organisational crisis. In this case the overarching connection between the 13 articles is the application of organisational psychology to specific organisational problems. Motivations, stress, organisational justice, team effectiveness, leadership, job satisfaction, goal setting and performance are the main areas addressed, Although these are familiar themes, there is a concerted attempt by the authors to link theory with practice - something my MBA students implore me to do..... The articles are of a good standard and the book should make useful reading for anyone seeking to put some empirical and practical flesh on the theoretical bones of organizational psychology." Times Higher Educational Supplement.
From the Back Cover
Examining the relationship between theory and practice, they show how one enriches the other. For each chapter, the academic author focuses on theory and research, and the practitioner-based author on how this is applied in real work situations.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology will be of interest to students, academics and practitioners in occupational psychology, and managers concerned about the human resource. It provides a comprehensive overview of what is practically relevant stemming from the science of industrial and organizational psychology, in what context it is or is not appropriate, and what needs to be done in the future.