Applying Psychology in Business: The Handbook for Managers and Human Resource Professionals

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John Walter Jones, Brian D. Steffy, Douglas Weston Bray
Lexington Books, 1991 - Business & Economics - 878 pages
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How do you select effective employees? How can you determine promotability? How can you get people to work together in teams? How should performance appraisals be designed and carried out? What is stress, and how can you manage it in the workplace? These and hundreds of other questions managers ask psychologists are answered in this book, written to provide professional managers, consultants, and students of management with a comprehensive overview of psychological principles in a managerial setting. By using actual cases to critically illustrate each topic, it provides practical solutions and techniques as well as the evidence that supports the approaches recommended.
 

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Contents

Psychology
3
Psychological Research in Business
13
ResearchBased Business Decisions
20
Consulting Skills for Organizational
33
Ethical Issues in Applying Psychology
40
Managing to Fit Your Competitive Strategy
48
Effective Organizations in the Twentyfirst
58
33
64
Applying Equity Theory to Compensation
384
Road to the Bottom Line
390
A Legal Review
408
Managing Employee Career Transitions
423
Career Development and Business
430
Using Personality Data in Career
438
ComputerBased Human Resource
446
Managerial Roles That Span Careers
452

The Dollar Productivity Impact of Human
71
Basic Validation Principles in Personnel
87
Utility of Personnel Decisions
98
Computerized Adaptive Testing
106
Employment Testing and the Law in
121
Employment Testing and the Law
131
A Description
153
Job Analysis Procedures for Higherlevel
169
Exemplary Job Analysis Systems
184
Realistic Job Previews
203
Identifying Successful Recruiters
213
Individual Assessment
219
Mental Abilities Testing in Industry
236
Using Biographical Data in Personnel
243
Structured Interviewing Techniques
251
Critical Issues in Drug Testing
260
Assessment from Nontraditional Points
283
Establishing an Assessment Center
299
Behavioral Performance Measures
307
Managing Performance with
314
Rater Training for Performance Appraisal
326
Its Uses in Identifying
333
Identifying HighPotential Executive
345
Defining the Organizations Pay System
372
A Method for Career Pathing
463
Mentoring Relationships for Employee
475
Outplacement Counseling for
489
Trainee Characteristics and Training
509
Program Evaluation for Training
520
A Psychological Theory of Work
535
Understanding and Improving Work
552
An Integrating Taxonomy of Managerial
563
Leadership and Project Management
573
Edward E Lawler III Stress in the Workplace
733
Team Building 587 Donald T DeCarlo
741
Achieving Productive Synergy by John W Jones
750
Improving Efficiency and Satisfaction Rodney L Lowman
759
Using Employee Surveys to Increase Fitness Programs
767
Extending 78 Managing Merger Stress
778
Understanding and Coping with EX Managing Safety
785
Managing Your Organizations Use of 80 Personality Characteristics of
801
Prevalence and Types of Sexual 81 A BehaviorBased Safety Management
813
Controlling Sexual Harassment in the the Workplace
825
Industrial
835
Dealing with Workplace James N Butcher
851
and Thomas F Mahan
860
Physiological Effects of Stress in the Index
871
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