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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Industrial and organizational psychology

When you seek your next job, you will likely encounter the work of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychologists. Somehow, you will find a job opening, perhaps from an on-campus recruiter, an online job service, a Web site, or a newspaper ad. You will apply for a specific position. You may complete an application, answer questions about your personality and attitudes, and take tests designed to assess your abilities. Your potential employer may interview you. If members of the organization perceive that you will be able to perform the job well, you may be offered a job along with a compensation package designed to convince you to accept the offer. If you accept that offer, you may participate in ...

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