The increasing incidence of job-related stress has given the burgeoning field of occupational psychology greater prominence than ever before. The omnipresence of computers in the workplace and the enhanced ability of managers to supervise their employees' every move has redefined the psychology of work. What then are the emotions at play in the workplace? How do they contribute to and affect happiness and job performance?
Psychology and the World of Work addresses issues essential to the study of business psychology. Informed by a psychodynamic orientation, the book covers such topics as the origins of the work world, organizations, the work environment and ergonomics, the psychology of time, group dynamics, recruitment and selection, training, motivation, job satisfaction, the effects of new technology, women at work, and women in the workplace.