New textbook lauded by reviewers

Anjonet Jordaan -- Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:49

New NWU textbook lauded by reviewers

 Prof Ian Rothmann, director of the North-West University's Optentia Research Focus Area, together with his esteemed colleague, Prof Cary L Cooper, recently published the second edition of their textbook Work and Organizational Psychology. This is the only textbook to integrate the fields of human resource management and organisational behaviour.


The new edition is comprehensively revised to cover new technological advances, such as virtual workplaces and virtual employees. To keep pace with the rapid socio-economic change that has become common place, expanded coverage is provided on the role of workplace diversity, employee commitment and globalisation, as well as updated chapters on key concepts such as motivation, leadership, group behaviour and well-being at work.

Reviewers of this textbook, published by Routledge had the following to say:

"Comprehensive and contemporary, this book is carefully reflective of current thinking in the work and organizational psychology arena. Chapter content is sandwiched by excellent learning outcomes and sample essay questions guiding creative and active learning. Informed by an attractive balance between scientist and practitioner perspectives, this text has much scope to help undergraduate students appreciate the complexities of research whilst encouraging them to think as a work and organizational psychologist."

Professor Ian Rothmann is a renowned researcher who focuses on the prospering of people at work, the circumstances and outcomes thereof, and intervention programmes that could contribute to prospering of individuals and organisations. He is the director of the Optentia Research Focus Area located on North-West University’s Vaal Triangle Campus (Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng). The mission of the Optentia Research Focus Area is to develop and organise knowledge for the optimal expression of individual, social and institutional potential, with specific interest in the African context.