Training for a Rapidly Changing Workplace: Applications of Psychological Research

Pages: 345
Item #: 4318550
ISBN: 978-1-55798-386-2
List Price: $14.95
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Copyright: 1997
Format: Softcover
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Overview

To achieve and maintain a competitive edge, organization leaders have realized that they must find the most effective training possible for their workforce. They ask what kinds of training they need in order to adapt to an uncertain future and to an ever-changing and increasingly volatile workplace. Psychological science is ideally positioned to answer this critical question. Inspired by these emergent issues, Training for a Rapidly Changing Workplace: Applications of Psychological Research brings together researchers from the areas of industrial-organizational, motivational, and cognitive psychology, as well as human factors engineering, computer science, and other related disciplines to study human learning and its applications to training.

Training for a Rapidly Changing Workplace fills a critical gap in the training literature and is sure to stimulate theoretical developments, empirical research, and innovative training practices into the next century. The multidisciplinary approach, integration of cutting-edge developments, and broad coverage of the discipline make this a must-have volume for researchers, teachers, trainers, and students new to the field.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface: Toward a Synthesis of Psychological Research on Training

Introduction: Psychological Perspectives on Training in Organizations
—Miguel A. Quinoñes and Addie Ehrenstein

I. Challenges for Training Design and Implementation

  1. A Rapidly Changing World: Some Implications for Training Systems in the Year 2001 and Beyond
    —Paul W. Thayer
  2. Organizational Barriers to Implementing a Rational Model of Training
    —Robert L. Dipboye

II. Optimizing Learning by Structuring Training

  1. Evaluating Training During Training: Obstacles and Opportunities
    —Dina Ghodsian, Robert A. Bjork, and Aaron S. Benjamin
  2. Building Adaptive Expertise: Implications for Training Design Strategies
    —Eleanor M. Smith, J. Kevin Ford, and Steve W. J. Kozlowski
  3. Some Fundamentals of Training and Transfer: Practice Benefits Are Not Automatic
    —Addie Ehrenstein, Bruce N. Walker, Mary Czerwinski, and Evan M. Feldman

III. Designing Effective Training Systems

  1. Linking Training Objectives to Evaluation Criteria
    —Kurt Kraiger and Katharine M. Jung
  2. Contextual Influences on Training Effectiveness
    —Miguel A. Quinoñes
  3. Training Design and Pedagogy: Implications for Skill Acquisition, Maintenance, and Generalization
    —Marilyn E. Gist

IV. Integrating Training Methodologies and Workplace Technologies

  1. Advanced Technologies in Training: Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Virtual Reality
    —Debra Steele-Johnson and Belinda Gaye Hyde
  2. Methods, Tools, and Strategies for Team Training
    —Eduardo Salas and Janis A. Cannon-Bowers
  3. The Use of Animation in Software Training: Pitfalls and Benefits
    —Robert Atlas, Larry Cornett, David M. Lane, and H. Albert Napier
  4. Toward Minimalist Training: Supporting the Sense-Making Activities of Computer Users
    —John M. Carroll

Index

About the Editors