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- Format Soft Cover
- ISBN 9780702138218
- Edition Revised edition
- PageCount 278
- Published 1996
About this Publication:
This work, which provides an overview of basic psychology and introduces students to personnel management, is suitable for first-year studies in personnel management at higher education institutions. The first seven chapters deal with the psychology of individual behaviour. Phenomena such as individual differences, human abilities, personality and the learning process are covered in depth. Chapters eight to thirteen comment on the socio-psychological aspects of human behaviour, including attitudes, roles and groups. The book ends with a review of the historical development of human resource management, its present status in South Africa and personnel functions.
• Human abilities
• Frustration and conflict
• Stress, alcoholism and drug addiction
• The learning process and memory
• Social perception
• Rate theory
• Groups: group dynamics
• Characteristics of groups
• Group processes
• The historical development of human resource development
• The current status of human resource management in South Africa
• The human resource functions
Of Interest and Benefit to:
• Senior and line managers • Policy makers • Public and private sector human resource managers
• Provides definitions and illustrative examples
• Supported by tables, diagrams and cartoons, reinforcing learning
• Includes summaries that bring together core concepts
• Incorporates self-evaluation exercises, integrating knowledge and practice at the end of each chapter
• Offers a comprehensive list of references, encouraging further learning
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