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Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Linking Theory with Practice




Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Linking Theory with Practice

Cary Cooper (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-20992-8 July 2000 Wiley-Blackwell 372 Pages


By bringing together leading industrial and organisational psychologists, this book helps explore the relationship between the theory of industrial and organizational psychology and the principles applied in 'real' organizations.


Editorial foreword: Cary l. Cooper and Edwin Locke.

1. Incentives: Theory and Practice: Kathryn M. Bartol and Cathy C. Durham.

2. Workplace Interventions to Prevent Stress-related Illness: Lessons from Research and Practice: Daniel C. Ganster and Larry Murphy.

3. Advances in Leadership Training and Development: Marilyn E. Gist and Dana McDonald-Mann.

4. The Pursuit of Organisational Justice: From Conceptualization to Implication to Application: Jerald Greenburg and Allan Lind.

5.Team Effectiveness in Theory and Practice: J. Richard Hackmann, Ruth Wageman, Thomas M. Ruddy and Charles R. Ray.

6. Theory and Practice of Leadership: Into the New Millennium: Ram Aditya, Robert J. House and Steven Kerr.

7. Job Satisfaction: Research and Practice: Timothy A. Judge and Allan H. Church.

8. Overlooking Theory and Research in Performance Appraisal at One's Peril: Much Done, More to Do: Gary Latham and Sooson (Daghighi) Latham.

9. Goal Setting: Theory and Practice: Terry Michell, Ken Thompson and Jane George-Falvy.

10. Research on the Employment Interview: Usefulness for Practice and Recommendations for Future Research: Sara L. Rynes, Alison E. Barber and Gale H. Varma.

11. Intelligence, Motivation, and Job Performance: John E. Hunter, Frank L. Schmidt, John M. Rauschenberger and Michele E. A. Jayne.

12. Organizational Recruitment: Enhancing the Intersection of Research and Practice: M. Susan Taylor and Christopher J. Collins.

13. Conclusion: The Challenge of Linking Theory with Practice: Cary L. Cooper and Edwin A. Locke.


"Cooper and Locke's Industrial and Organizational Psychology: From Theory to Practice is a valuable contribution to the discipline of industrial and organizational psychology. The volume includes chapters from leading international scholars in a wide range of industrial and organizational topics, from incentives to recruitment and leadership to stress. Organizational scholars, psychologists, and students of organizations can all find value in this selective, collected volume which is a substantive and solid contribution to our field." James Campbell, University of Texas at Arlington.

"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.

  • Highlights the theory and practice of key aspects of work and organizational psychology.

  • Uses a new approach to explore what is practically relevant from the science of industrial and organizational psychology, in what context it is appropriate, and what needs to be done in the future.

  • Fills a gap in the market for a text which takes a more international approach.

  • Contributors are leading practitioners and scholars from around the world.