Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace


Now in its sixth edition, Work Psychology is an accessible and fascinating examination of human behaviour in today’s workplace, written by authors who are all experts in their fields. Substantially updated with new material that reflects current research and debate in the area, the text retains its popular blend of theory, research and engaging examples.

Covering a broad range of core topics, this text is suitable for undergraduate students in business, management, and psychology as well as those studying for professional qualifications.

This new sixth edition offers you:
-A clear and consistent structure, including an opening and closing case study and other exercises within each chapter to help you to apply what you’ve learnt.
-Attractive full-colour design that aids navigation and enlivens the text.
-Extensive coverage of cross-cultural issues that reflects the increasingly global context of work.
-Learning outcomes, long and short self-test questions, a glossary, annotated further reading and weblinks to enable your learning within and beyond the textbook.
-All the latest research and hot topics in the field of work psychology.
-A new “Key debate” feature that directs you to key controversies and contemporary debate around work psychology today.
-A new “Research methods in focus” feature that de-mystifies and illustrates with examples the use of strong research methods in practice.
-A new “Point of integration” feature which clearly links the theories between chapters, allowing for a greater understanding of the topic as a whole.

Additional material for lecturers is available at

About the Authors

Written and edited by authors who are all expert teachers and researchers in their fields, Work Psychology offers a clear and authoritative introduction to human behaviour in the workplace.

John Arnold is Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University.

Ray Randall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University.



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