Basic Psychology for Human Resource Practitioners

Basic Psychology for Human Resource Practitioners

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485102755
  • 2nd Edition
  • 400
  • 2014


Kruger, SJ Smit, E Le Roux, WL


R 466.00

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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 and personnel functions.

Contents Include:

  • Chapter 1: Individual differences 
  • Chapter 2: Human abilities 
  • Chapter 3: Personality 
  • Chapter 4: Frustration and conflict 
  • Chapter 5: Stress, alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Chapter 6: Perception
  • Chapter 7: The learning process and memory 
  • Chapter 8: Attitudes 
  • Chapter 9: Social perception 
  • Chapter 10: Role theory 
  • Chapter 11: Group dynamics 
  • Chapter 12: Group characteristics
  • Chapter 13: Group process
  • Chapter 14: The historical development of human resource management
  • Chapter 15: Human resource management in South Africa today
  • Chapter 16: The human resource role

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • First-year students in Personnel Management/Human Resource Management.

Key Benefits:

  • Gives study objectives for each chapter, listing specific outcomes.
  • Provides definitions and illustrative examples.
  • Supported by tables, diagrams and cartoons to reinforce learning.
  • Includes summaries that bring together core concepts.
  • Incorporates self-evaluation exercises, integrating knowledge and practice.
  • Offers a comprehensive list of references, encouraging further learning.

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