Top Business Psychology Models: 50 Transforming Ideas for Leaders, Consultants and Coaches

Editor/Author Cantore, Stefan
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Kogan Page

ISBN: 978-0-74-946466-0
Category: Leadership
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Pending
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Table of Contents

Top Business Psychology Models is a quick, accessible overview of the fundamental theories and frameworks that will help you understand human behavior, emotions and cognition at work.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • About the authors
  • Foreword by Professor Eduardo Salas
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: The individual at work
  • 1 What makes people do things?: Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • 2 How can we become more engaged with work?: Flow
  • 3 How can people develop their self-awareness?: Mindfulness
  • 4 Helping others to set goals: The GROW model
  • 5 How can people learn to become more optimistic?: Learned optimism
  • 6 Why did they do that?: Attribution theory
  • 7 How can we make sense of who we are?: Personality trait and type theory
  • 8 How does psychological testing work?: Psychometrics
  • 9 How do we think about others thinking?: Theory of mind and emotional intelligence
  • 10 How can we manage our negative thinking?: Cognitive behavioural model
  • 11 How can job performance be accurately and fairly assessed?: Behaviourally anchored rating scales (BARS)
  • 12 How do people cope with change?: Phases of change models
  • 13 How do we understand different types of people?: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • 14 How do we know if someone is telling us a lie?: Facial displays
  • 15 How can people understand and build on their strengths?: Values in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS)
  • 16 What can employers do to improve the mood and commitment of their staff?: Psychological capital
  • 17 How to help people cope well with change: Three phases of transition
  • 18 Where does motivation come from?: Self-determination theory
  • 19 How can we rely on psychometric tests?: Reliability and validity
  • 20 How can people change their behaviours?: Transtheoretical Model of Change
  • 21 How do people positively handle trauma?: Post-traumatic growth theory
  • 21 How can people develop their capacity to cope with adversity? Resilience
  • PART TWO: Team effort
  • 23 Do people work harder if you give them more attention?: The Hawthorne effect
  • 24 Do the assumptions that managers have about people affect how they do their work?: Theory X and Theory Y
  • 25 Do groups always make the best decisions?: Groupthink
  • 26 What behaviours improve team performance?: Belbin team roles
  • 27 Does an attractive communicator influence our decision making?: Attractiveness theory
  • 28 How to use goal setting to enhance performance: Goal-setting theory
  • 29 Why do people obey authority figures even when they are being asked to do something they know is wrong?: Obedience to authority theory
  • 30 How can you select the best candidate at an interview?: Behavioural interviewing
  • 31 How do people make up our minds?: Majority and minority influence
  • 32 How can we positively help people and teams change?: The Skilled Helper Model
  • 33 How does shift work impact on how well people do their work?: Circadian rhythms and performance at work
  • 34 How do groups develop to become effective?: Tuckman's group development
  • 35 How can you ensure everyone makes a fair contribution to team goals?: Social loafing theory
  • 36 How do you get good outcomes for both sides in a negotiation?: Best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA)
  • 37 How do I make decisions in a complex world?: Cynefin complexity model
  • 38 How can we specify the behaviours required to perform a task well?: Critical incident technique
  • PART THREE: Organizations
  • 39 How useful are positive emotions?: Broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions
  • 40 What can organizations do to transform the way they think and act?: Appreciative inquiry
  • 41 How do people's expectations of their employers affect the way they work?: Psychological contract
  • 42 What can you do to make training a good investment?: Social learning theory
  • 43 How do I take account of the forces for and against change?: Force field analysis
  • 44 How can you make a workplace fair?: Organizational justice
  • 45 How do you tackle difficult people at work?: Managing difficult people
  • 46 How do people really make decisions?: The bounded rationality model of decision making
  • 47 How can good conversations change organizations?: Conversational approaches to change
  • 48 How can metaphors help managers change their organizations?: Organizational metaphors
  • 49 How can you make work less stressful?: The vitamin model of stress
  • 50 What can we do to make our writing more readable?: FOG Index of Readability