Industrial/Organizational Psychology,
9th Edition

Michael G. Aamodt

ISBN-13: 9780357658345
Copyright 2023 | Published
688 pages | List Price: USD $237.95

Discover the importance of industrial and organizational psychology in everyday life with Aamodt's INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN APPLIED APPROACH, 9E. This updated edition presents the latest developments and technology in use as the award-winning author balances recent research and proven theory with practical application. You master critical skills as you analyze in-depth topics such as interview survival, creating job descriptions, performance appraisals, the latest employment law, job satisfaction, work motivation and leadership. You also explore emerging topics such as gamification and the virtual workplace. This edition keeps your interest with humor, relevant case studies, real examples and a welcoming writing style. Innovative and up-to-date charts, tables and flowcharts reflect the latest statistics and developments in the field. In addition, meaningful exercises help you better understand today's complex industrial and organizational issues.


1. Introduction to I/O Psychology.
2. Job Analysis and Evaluation.
3. Legal Issues in Employee Selection.
4. Employee Selection: Recruiting and Interviewing.
5. Employee Selection: References and Testing.
6. Evaluating Selection Techniques and Decisions.
7. Evaluating Employee Performance.
8. Designing and Evaluating Training Systems.
9. Employee Motivation.
10. Employee Satisfaction and Commitment.
11. Organizational Communication.
12. Leadership.
13. Group Behavior, Teams and Conflict.
14. Organization Development.
15. Stress Management: Dealing with the Demands of Life and Work.

  • Michael G. Aamodt

    Michael G. Aamodt (M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas) is a professor emeritus of industrial/organizational psychology at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, and he serves as a principal consultant at DCI Consulting Group. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Aamodt has taught courses in employee selection, job analysis, compensation, employee training and development, organizational psychology, organizational influence, organizational politics and forensic psychology. He has published more than 65 journal articles and book chapters and has presented many papers at professional conferences. His fast-paced and humorous presentation style makes him a frequently requested speaker. He is the author of APPLIED INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, RESEARCH IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SELECTION, I/O PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION, UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY and HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology and Criminal Justice and Behavior and is an active member in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society for Human Resource Management, International Personnel Assessment Council and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. As a trainer and consultant, Dr. Aamodt has helped many organizations deal with issues such as employee selection, performance evaluation, downsizing, organizational change, compensation and motivation. He is also considered one of the nation's experts in police psychology.

  • UPDATED REFERENCES AND THE LATEST EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER HIGHLIGHT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND EMERGING ISSUES: More real-world examples focus on contemporary diversity efforts, while updates illustrate the effective use of recent technological tools in the field.

  • NEW, UPDATED AND REVISED DISCUSSIONS COVER TIMELY TOPICS: Revised content addresses changes in employment law, employee recruitment, gamification, the virtual workplace and the consideration of criminal history in the hiring process.

  • MEANINGFUL ETHICS CONTENT EMPHASIZES THE BOOK'S REAL-WORLD RELEVANCE: Focus on Ethics boxes profile real-world scenarios in each chapter, placing students in midst of ethical challenges. Students learn ethical principles that can apply to any career they choose.

  • REAL-LIFE CASE STUDIES PREPARE STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS IN THEIR CAREERS: Extensive On the Job case studies at the end of each chapter encourage students to contemplate industrial/organizational concepts they will encounter throughout their careers. By placing themselves in the shared scenarios, students learn how to apply chapter concepts to actual on-the-job situations.

  • ENGAGING WRITING STYLE AND READER-FRIENDLY PRESENTATION ENCOURAGES READING AND ONGOING LEARNING: This edition's updated narrative integrates humor, captivating stories and real-world examples to make the material more understandable.

  • INNOVATIVE VISUAL AIDS INCREASE ENGAGEMENT AND UNDERSTANDING: Original charts integrate the main points of each chapter, assisting students in retaining key concepts of industrial/organizational psychology.

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