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Emotions at Work: Theory, Research and Applications for Management

Roy L. Payne (Editor), Cary L. Cooper (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-84938-5
374 pages
January 2003
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In this book, the authors provide up-to-date thinking and research on the broad range of emotional experience in working environments with particular attention to the causes of emotional change, the consequences of emotional experience for individuals and their organisations, and the implications for effective strategies for managing individuals (including oneself) and organisations.
* Offers systematic coverage of the latest concepts of emotion and methods for research in organisations

* Includes scientific understanding and critique of the field as well as implications for organisational practice.
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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.



Varieties and Functions of Human Emotion, (Robb Stanley and Graham Burrows).

Emotion, Mood and Temperament: Similarities, Differences and a Synthesis (Elizabeth Gray and David Watson).

Discrete Emotions in Organizational Life (Richard Lazarus and Yochi Cohen-Charash).


Emotions in the Workplace: Biological Correlates (Maurice King).

Measuring Emotions at Work (Roy Payne).


Affect at Work: An Historical Perspective (Howard Weiss and Art Brief).

Culture as a Source, Expression and Reinforcer of Emotions in Organizations (Janice Beyer and David Nino).

Origins and Consequences of Emotions in Organizational Teams (Carsten de Dreu, Michael West, Agneta Fischer, and Sarah McCurtin ).

Emotions and Organizational Control (Stephen Fineman ).

Helping Individuals Manage Emotional Responses (Rose Evison ).

Organizational Management of Stress and Destructive Emotions at Work (Cary Cooper and Sue Cartwright ).

Emotion and Offices at Work (Ian Donald ).


Future Work and its Emotional Implications (Peter Herriot ).

Inner Technology: Emotions in the New Millenium (Ayman Sawaf, Harold Bloomfield, and Jared Rosen ).

Conclusion: (Roy L. Payne and Cary L. Cooper).


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Roy L. Payne graduated in psychology at Liverpool University and has spent most of his career as a researcher and teacher in business schools and psychology departments in the UK. He is currently Professor of Organizational Psychology at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. His work has led to publications in major international journals on organizational structure and climate/culture, and he has also published extensively in the occupational stress area. The latter publications include four books co-edited with Cary L. Cooper which have been widely cited in the occupational stress literature. These remain active areas of interest, as well as more recent work on trust in organizations.

Cary L. Cooper is BUPA Professor of Organisational Psychology at the Manchester School of Management, and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He is President of the British Academy of Management, Fellow of the Academy of Management, and recipient of the Academy’s 1998 Distinguished Service Award. He has published in an extensive range of journals and books on stress, health and well-being in the workplace and was founding editor of the Journal of Organizational Behaviour. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Royal Society of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Health.

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"..strong theory, quality research and good practice. As an in-depth introduction to emotions at work, this book will prove useful for students, researchers, consultants and managers." (Stress Health, February 2002)

"'s the value of the book as an excellent reference source, prompt, and guide, and as a stimulant for further work, that struck me as being its most useful asset..." (The Occupational Psychologist, April 2002)

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