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Building Stronger Organizations

Through the Lens of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Language:  English
This book will discuss and cover several important areas of expertise that most organization’s HR functions: Assessments, Employee Development, and Organizational Development.
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This book will discuss and cover several important areas of expertise that most organization’s HR function has responsibilities to support: Assessments, Employee Development, and Organizational Development. Each of these areas is within the scope of expertise for I-O Psychologists. Therefore, prior to starting the discussion of these critical organizational areas, the opening section provides a brief of major movements within psychology. Understanding this summary information is important in understanding how an I-O Psychologist can provide value to an organization.

About the author

Dr. Lawrence Price is an expert in change management, organizational development, and continuous improvement. In his work, Dr. Price has responsibilities for trades leadership development, trades training, and continuous improvement. Dr. Price is a West Point graduate with a B.S. in Sociology and has an M.S. in Organizational Behavior and a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He also has professional certifications in Project Management and Lean Six Sigma.Dr. Price is a military veteran. He was deployed on tours in Iraq and in the Republic of Korea. These experiences strongly influence his current professional career. He is a strong proponent of servant leadership and the tangible impact that it can have on the effectiveness of organizations. He advocates a leadership methodology that encompasses character development, functional competence, and moral courage. Additionally, Dr. Price emphasizes the importance of leadership in the context of continuous improvement and organizational change management.

  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  1. Overview and Analysis of Psychoanalytic Theory
    1. Overview and Analysis of Behaviorism
    2. Overview and Analysis of Humanistic, Transpersonal, and Existential Psychology
    3. Synthesis of Movements
    4. Evaluation and Next Steps
  2. Impact on HR Practices within Organizations
    1. Work-Based Assessments
    2. Theoretical Approaches
    3. Strategies to Improve Work-Based Assessments
    4. Implications for the Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
    5. Personality Assessments
    6. Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)
    7. Leadership Efficacy Questionnaire (LEQ)
  3. Employee Development
    1. Requirements for Effective Performance Appraisals
    2. Rewards, Efficacy, and Appraisals
  4. Organizational Strategy
    1. Entry and Contracting
    2. Diagnosis and Feedback
    3. Designing Intervention
    4. Leading Change
    5. Institutionalizing Change and Conclusion
  • Conclusion
About the Author

Lawrence Price