Alex Haslam has thoroughly revised and updated his ground-breaking original text with this new edition. While still retaining the highly readable and engaging style of the best-selling First Edition, the author presents extensive reviews and critiques of major topics in organizational psychology - including leadership, motivation, communication, decision making, negotiation, power, productivity and collective action - in this thoroughly revised edition.

New to the Second Edition:

An entirely new chapter on organizational stress which deals with highly topical issues of stress appraisal, social support, coping and burnout.; New, wider textbook format and design making the entire book much more accessible for students.; A wide range of pedagogical features are included - suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and comprehensive glossaries of social identity, social psychological and organizational terms



Most of life's a shamblesWork is but a jokeConstantly I'm pushingTime goes up in smoke.

Got the burnout bluesSo I just sit and stareFeel too many stressorsAnd no one seems to care.

(Paine, 1982, pp. 9–10)

These two verses are taken from a much longer poem penned by the author as a prologue to his text Job Stress and Burnout. Although his ballad failed to make much of a mark in literary circles, the issues to which it relates have proved to be of far more enduring interest to psychologists. So while Paine (1982, p. 11) identified job stress and burnout as the buzzwords of the 1980s, this would seem to have been equally true of the 1990s and the first years of the new millennium (Thompson ...

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