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In this thoroughly revised new edition, with eleven new chapters and substantial updates to all others, Rowan Bayne and Gordon Jinks expertly combine the professional and academic aspects of applied psychology. The contributing authors, all experts in their field, provide authoritative and engaging overviews of their areas of expertise and an important range of perspectives. Applied Psychology: Research, Practice and New Directions, Second Edition is organized into three parts. The first part is a general context for applied psychology including a discussion of questions about evidence based practice. The second part discusses practice and training in a plethora of areas of applied psychology, including all of the traditional routes (for e.g. clinical, health and educational psychology) eight ‘relative newcomers’ to the field (for e.g. sport and forensic) and four areas not always regarded as applied psychology: counseling, coaching, careers guidance and lecturing. The innovative third part is a roundtable of expert practitioners commenting on the new directions they would like to see in their areas of applied psychology.

Occupational Psychology
Occupational psychology
Carla GibbesMark HollowayDonald Ridley
Introduction

Occupational psychology attempts to understand and explain the behaviour and experience of people at work by applying theory and research from psychology. It is known in different countries by other names, e.g. in the USA it is called industrial/organisational psychology and in Europe it is work and organisational psychology. Moreover, other disciplines also concern themselves with people at work, e.g. human resource management and personnel management, and some practitioners call themselves business psychologists or management psychologists.

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