Social psychology has much to offer real world problems, especially in industrial and organizational settings. Originally published in 1995, in Social Psychology at Work leading researchers in their respective fields discuss recent findings and their implications for the commercial world of work. All the contributors have been greatly influenced by the late Michael Argyle, to whom this book is dedicated. They examine aspects of the workplace from the perspectives of personality and individual difference, social psychology and organizational psychology. Subjects covered include the effects of age on work, leadership, productivity, how we are socialized for work, stress and anxiety, and the effect of the physical environment on working behaviour. Social Psychology at Work is a rich source book of ideas, research findings and reviews at the interface of pure and applied psychology. It will be important and rewarding reading for all those such as students, consultants and managers and trainers who are interested in psychology at work.
List of figures and tables Editorial introduction 1 Nicholas Emler Socialization for work 2 Adrian Furnham Personality at work 3 Mark Cook Personality and productivity 4 Edwin P. Hollander Organizational leadership and followership: the role of interpersonal relations 5 Peter Collett British businessmen abroad 6 Colin Fraser and Leonard Berkowitz Pay satisfaction in America and Britain 7 Katharine R. Parkes Work and well-being among offshore oil employees 8 Donald Broadbent Job demands and anxiety 9 David D. Clarke Socializing work 10 Robert A. Baron How environmental variables influence behaviour at work 11 Peter Trower and Henk T. van der Molen Social skills and work 12 David Pendleton Putting practice into psychology 13 Peter Warr Age and work 14 Peter Robinson Social psychology of work: towards 2000