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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement. Wiley–Blackwell Handbooks in Organizational Psychology

  • ID: 2935998
  • Book
  • October 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 552 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement provides up–to–date, contemporary information for researchers and professionals by reviewing the latest literature and research in the interconnected fields of training, development, and performance appraisal.  It brings a psychological perspective to bear on a multi–disciplinary field that links to management, human resources, and education. Unique to reference works in this area, it maintains a truly global focus on the field with top international contributors looking at research and practice from around the world, including South America, Europe, Canada, and Australia, as well as the United States and the United Kingdom.  The chapters cover a diverse range of important contemporary topics, such as needs analysis, job design, active learning, self–regulation, simulation approaches, 360–degree feedback, and virtual learning environments. Together, they offer researchers and professionals essential information for building a talented organization, a critical and challenging task for organizational success in the 21st century.

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About the Editors vii

About the Contributors ix

Foreword xiv

Series Preface xv

Railway Children xvii

1 The Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement 1
Kurt Kraiger, Jonathan Passmore, Nuno Rebelo dos Santos, and Sigmar Malvezzi

Section I Training 11

2 The History of Training 13
Sigmar Malvezzi

3 Training Needs Analysis at Work 32
Rodrigo R. Ferreira, Gardênia da Silva Abbad, and Luciana Mourão

4 Training and Workplace Learning 50
Karen Evans and Natasha Kersh

5 Transfer of Socialization 68
Alan M. Saks

6 Encouraging Active Learning 92
Nina Keith and Christian Wolff

7 The Competencies of Effective Trainers and Teachers 117
Darryl Gauld

8 Training Evaluation 136
Jonathan Passmore and Maria Joao Velez

9 Knowledge Transfer and Organizational Learning 154
Linda Argote

Section II E–Learning 171

10 Facilitation in E–Learning 173
Annette Towler and Tyree Mitchell

11 Effective Virtual Learning Environments 188
Jean–Luc Gurtner

12 Game– and Simulation–Based Approaches to Training 205
Rebecca Grossman, Kyle Heyne, and Eduardo Salas

Section III Personal and Professional Development in Organizations 225

13 Training and Personal Development 227
Kurt Kraiger and Thomas M. Cavanagh

14 The Contribution of Talent Management to Organization Success 247
David G. Collings

15 Action Learning: Approaches, Applications, and Outcomes 261
Lisa Anderson and Charlotte Coleman

16 Knowledge–Sharing, Cooperation, and Personal Development 278
Leonor Pais and Nuno Rebelo dos Santos

17 Using Competences in Employee Development 303
Robert A. Roe

18 Personal Development Plan, Career Development, and Training 336
Simon Beausaert, Mien Segers, and Therese Grohnert

19 Leadership Development and Organizational Success 354
Thomas Garavan, Fergal O Brien, and Sandra Watson

20 Structured Actions of Intentional Development 398
Nuno Rebelo dos Santos and Leonor Pais

21 Informal Learning and Development 419
Valéria Vieira de Moraes and Jairo Eduardo Borges–Andrade

Section IV Performance Management 437

22 Performance Appraisal and Development 439
Jeffrey R. Spence and Patricia L. Baratta

23 Designing Feedback to Achieve Performance Improvement 462
Manuel London and Edward M. Mone

24 Using 360–Degree Feedback as a Development Tool 486
Clive Fletcher

25 Feedback, Development, and Social Networks 503
Piet Van den Bossche, Sara van Waes, and Janine van der Rijt

Index 521

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Kurt Kraiger
Jonathan Passmore
Nuno Rebelo dos Santos
Sigmar Malvezzi
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