Industrial and Organizational Psychology

industrial and organizational psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Research and Practice by Paul E. Spector is an overview of the I-O Psychology field, published by Wiley, one of the major education publishers. The eighth edition was published in Summer 2021. This website provides resources to support the new edition, including a blog that is integrated into the book. Below are videos and other resources for I-O instructors.

Paul explains how and why he wrote IO Psychology: Research and Practice

What Is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?

Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology is a field concerned with the human side of organizations. Over the past century it has provided both a technology for assessing, selecting, and training employees, as well as insights into the best way to lead and manage. A study of I-O psychology will provide an understanding of how people are affected by their work environments, and how to enable employees to reach their full potential.

What’s New in the 8th Edition?

The 8th edition is updated with more than 160 new references since 2016. It adds several new topics, many focused on the impact of technology. New topics include analytics, creativity & innovation, customer satisfaction, cyber-bullying, gamification, micro-learning, moral leadership (authentic, ethical and servant), organizational climate & culture, self-determination theory, and social media for recruitment. A new feature connects the book to Paul’s blog, with each chapter tying two blog articles to the text discussion. An instructor guide is provided with advice about how to make the most of the blog as individual or group activities/assignments that can be done asynchronously or in class.

Paul’s Resources for Instructors and Others

Chapter Introductions: Paul’s Short 5-6 minute video introductions to each chapter in I-O Psychology: Research and Practice.

Podcasts: Discussions and interviews about I-O topics.

Videos About I-O and Management Topics.

Videos by Paul about IO and Management topics.

Publisher’s Resources

The publisher has an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides and test bank. For access contact your Wiley representative.

Publisher’s Instructor Companion Site for 7th edition

Publisher’s Student Companion Site for 6th edition

Where to Purchase and Course Adoption

Available from the publisher John Wiley where you can see more details. Instructors can contact their Wiley representative to see a copy. Also available from all major book sellers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble.