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
Chapter 12: The Theory, Practice and Politics of Organizational Psychology: A Case for Organic Pluralism
The Theory, Practice and Politics of Organizational Psychology: A Case for Organic Pluralism
In Chapter 1 we introduced the key paradigms that have held sway in the organizational field throughout the twentieth century: economic, individual difference, human relations and cognitive. There, and in the chapters that followed, limitations of those paradigms were identified and the case was made for the social identity approach advanced in this book. This case has been founded on the merits of psychological theories that recognize, and account for, the distinct contribution of groups and group membership to organizational functioning.
In order to make this case clearly, we have focused assiduously on issues of psychological process and tried to identify ...