An Introduction to Contemporary Work Psychology

by Maria C.W. Peeters, Jan de Jonge & Toon W. Taris

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: May 18, 2016

ISBN: 9781118652503

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This is the first comprehensive overview of work psychology, with coverage of classic models, current theories, and contemporary issues affecting the 21st-century worker.


  • Examines the positive aspects of work–motivation, performance, creativity, and engagement—instead of focusing only on adverse effects
  • Edited by leaders in the field with chapters written by a global team of experts from the US, UK, Europe,  and Australia
  • Discusses topics such as safety at work, technology, working times, work-family interaction, working in teams , recovery, job demands and job resources, and sickness absence
  • Suitable for advanced courses focused on work psychology as a sub discipline of work and organizational psychology
  • Didactic features include questions for discussion, boxes with practical applications, further reading sections, and a glossary