Psychology in the Work Context by Ziel Bergh

By Ziel Bergh

Psychology within the paintings context 5e is an introductory textual content for college kids of business and organisational psychology. The ebook presents a accomplished conceptual framework for knowing paintings behaviour and relationships at paintings and equips the coed with a theoretical framework shape which to examine concerns within the paintings position.

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Since this book is an educational resource, it alludes, where applicable, to the ethical and legislative implications of psychological practices. While the book deals with psychology as a science and its study and applied fields, many chapters deal with the attributes and behaviour (human capacities) that people “bring” to their workplaces, the consequences of the employee-workplace interaction, and psychological methodologies. The orientation section explains the systemic context in which employees and work organisations function.

Cross-cultural psychology focuses on diversity management or the consideration of differences in and between groups of people with regard to psychological phenomena. It emphasises the role of cultural factors and socialisation in the shaping of human behaviour, and covers topics such as prejudice, discrimination and racism. In this sub-field the relevance and validity of psychological theory for specific cultures or groups is explored, and concepts and theories may be “indigenised”. • Consulting psychology is one of the more recent applied fields in psychology and entails the professional involvement and mentoring of psychologists with individuals, groups and organisations.

Industrial psychologists apply psychological knowledge in the work context to determine why and how people engage in work activities, whilst also trying to improve the interaction and agreement between employees, their work, their workplaces and other relevant parties (Aamodt, 2004; Silvester, 2008; Coetzee and Schreuder, 2010). In fact, industrial psychology, more than any other discipline, contributes to our understanding of work and working, which makes up one of our three most important life interests, the others being religion and family.

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