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Action Regulation Theory  

Hannes Zacher

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Dec 2017
Action regulation theory is a meta-theory on the regulation of goal-directed behavior. The theory explains how workers regulate their behavior through cognitive processes, including goal ... More

Ageism in the Workplace  

David M. Cadiz, Amy C. Pytlovany, and Donald M. Truxillo

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Mar 2017
The population is aging in most industrialized nations around the world, and this trend is anticipated to continue well into the future. This demographic shift impacts the workforce in ... More

Aging Workforce Issues from a Multilevel Approach  

Lale M. Yaldiz, Franco Fraccaroli, and Donald M. Truxillo

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Mar 2017
The proportion of older people in the industrialized workforce is increasing owing to the aging of the baby-boom generation, improved health in industrialized countries, changing ... More

An Applied Approach to Psychology of Sustainability  

Robert G. Jones

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Mar 2017
Based on current earth science findings, survival of our species will rely on better management of our relationships with the environmental system in which we reside. Accomplishing this ... More

Conflict Management  

Patricia Elgoibar, Martin Euwema, and Lourdes Munduate

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Jun 2017
Conflicts are part of nature and certainly part of human relations, between individuals, as well as within and between groups. Conflicts occur in every domain of life: family, work, and ... More

Creativity at Work  

Kristina Potočnik and Neil Anderson

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Dec 2016
Creativity at work has long been acknowledged as a source of distinct competitive advantage as organizations seek to harness the ideas and suggestions of their employees. As such, it is ... More

Goal-Setting Theory: Causal Relationships, Mediators, and Moderators  

Gary P. Latham

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May 2016
Consciously setting a specific, difficult, challenging goal leads to high performance for four reasons. Specificity results in (1) the choice to focus on goal-relevant activities and to ... More

Group Processes  

Charles Stangor

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Oct 2017
Group process refers to the behaviors of the members of small working groups (usually between three and twelve members) as they engage in decision-making and task performance. ... More

History of Organizational Psychology  

Helio Carpintero

Organizational psychology represents an important theoretical and practical field of contemporary psychological science that studies mental and behavioral phenomena that take place in ... More

Human Resource Management and Organizational Psychology  

David E. Guest

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Mar 2017
Human resources (HR) management addresses those policies, practices, and activities concerned with the management of people in organizations. Although it is typically considered at ... More

Job and Work Design  

Anja Van den Broeck and Sharon K. Parker

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May 2017
Job design or work design refers to the content, structure, and organization of tasks and activities. It is mostly studied in terms of job characteristics, such as autonomy, workload, role ... More

Justice in Teams  

Vincente Martínez-Tur and Carolina Moliner

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Jan 2017
Traditionally, justice in teams refers to a specific climate—called justice climate—describing shared perceptions about how the team as a whole is treated. Justice at the individual level ... More

Leadership Skills in Sport  

W. James Weese and P. Chelladurai

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Oct 2017
The study of leadership has a long and distinguished history. Over the past 100 years, researchers have pursued distinct lines of inquiry summarized in the trait theories, the behavioral ... More

Mediator Variables  

Matthew S. Fritz and Houston F. Lester

Mediator variables are variables that lie between the cause and effect in a causal chain. In other words, mediator variables are the mechanisms through which change in one variable causes ... More

Moderator Variables  

Matthew S. Fritz and Ann M. Arthur

Moderation occurs when the magnitude and/or direction of the relation between two variables depend on the value of a third variable called a moderator variable. Moderator variables are ... More

Organizational Behavior  

Neal M. Ashkanasy and Alana D. Dorris

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Mar 2017
Organizational behavior (OB) is a discipline that includes principles from psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Its focus is on understanding how people behave in organizational work ... More

Organizational Climate and Culture  

Mark G. Ehrhart and Benjamin Schneider

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Dec 2016
Research on the internal psychosocial environment of work organizations has largely been captured through the study of two constructs: organizational climate and organizational culture. ... More

Organizational Sensemaking  

Ravi S. Kudesia

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Apr 2017
Since the 1980s, the management and organizations literature has grown substantially, turning over the years toward cognitive, discursive, and phenomenological perspectives. At the heart ... More

Overqualification in the Workplace  

Berrin Erdogan, Talya N. Bauer, and Aysegul Karaeminogullari

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Jul 2017
Overqualification is a unique form of underemployment, which represents a state where the employee’s education, abilities, knowledge, skills, and/or experience exceed job requirements and ... More

Personnel Selection  

Jesús F. Salgado

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Mar 2017
Personnel selection is one of the most critical processes in the study of human work behavior because it determines the efficacy of many other issues of human resource management (e.g., ... More

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