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Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology is an established international, peer-reviewed series that examines cutting edge theoretical and research issues in positive organizational psychology.
The purpose of Positive Psychology is to change the focus of psychology from pre-occupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building positive qualities. Positive Organizational Psychology (POP) is the study and application of optimal functioning in the workplace. It promotes occupational well-being and flourishing, and examines how positive phenomena (contexts, personal resources) can be used to deal with organizational demands and challenges. Like positive psychology, POP emphasizes the need for more focused theory building, research, and effective application of positive traits, states, and behaviors of employees in organizations. POP investigates positively oriented human resource strengths and psychological capacities that can be measured, developed, and effectively managed.
The unique series on Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology brings together experts in the field of positive psychology in the workplace, and outlines how a focus on employee strengths can contribute to employee engagement and organizational success.
The first volume is scheduled to publish in June 2013.
Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology wants to be a respected outlet that publishes high quality work by top positive organizational psychology scholars. The first volumes of Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology include contributions of well known scholars. The series is expected to attract a large readership because of its unique positioning as a hybrid outlet that blends the benefits of mainline journals and edited books. Like journals, all contributions are peer reviewed to ensure high quality, and are individually downloadable through your library website, enabling wide distribution and easy access. However, more like edited book volumes, Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology is less constrained by the narrowly construed editorial procedures of top journals that tend to select articles that are less speculative and provide only incremental advances to knowledge.
The main audiences for Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology are organizational studies scholars in psychology, management, HRM, sociology and related fields. Since the volumes address key organizational policy issues such as employee engagement, proactive behavior at work, or the design and redesign of the work environment, many of the contributions are also relevant to a broader set of practitioner audiences.
Arnold B. Bakker is professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, president of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, and secretary general of the Alliance of Organizational Psychology. His research focuses on the JD-R model, work engagement, the work-family interface, and organizational psychology Apps. Professor Bakker serves on a number of editorial boards and his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. In addition to being the series editor of Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology, he serves as editor of Current issues in Work and Organizational Psychology.
Arnold B. Bakker
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