Revisiting the Classic Studies
- Niklas K. Steffens - The University of Queensland, Australia
- Floor Rink - University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Michelle K. Ryan - Australian National University, Australia
Applied Psychology | History of Psychology | Organizational Psychology
Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted.
Niklas K. Steffens is Director of the Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology and Associate Professor at The University of Queensland.
Floor Rink is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of Groningen.
Michelle K. Ryan is the inaugural Director of the Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, and Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at The Australian National University.
Taken together, these studies inspire the next generation of researchers to ask the big questions and answer them in meaningful and creative ways. This book is a must read for students of psychology and business who want to do work that makes a difference in organizations and society.
Organisational psychology is now a dynamic and sprawling field of study. Each chapter in this well-crafted volume deftly revisits a classic of the past to mine insights that help us understand where we are in the present and where we may be going in the future.
This book captures the main ideas and contributions of some of the classic Organizational Psychology studies, while showing their trajectory into the future. It is a major contribution to the history of the field and our understanding of our research roots and where they have taken us.