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Applied Psychology in Talent Management

Applied Psychology in Talent Management

Ninth Edition

May 2024 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In the Ninth Edition of Applied Psychology in Talent Management, world-renown authors Wayne F. Cascio and Herman Aguinis provide the most comprehensive, future-oriented overview of psychological theories and how they impact people  decisions in today's workplace.  Taking a rigorous, evidence-based approach, the new edition includes more than 750 new citations from top-tier journal articles. Integrated coverage of technology, strategy, globalization, and social responsibility throughout the text provides students with a holistic view of the field and equips them with the tools necessary to create productive, enjoyable work environments. 

Chapter 1: Organizations, Work, and Applied Psychology
Chapter 2: The Law and Talent Management
Chapter 3: People, Decisions, and the Systems Approach
Chapter 4: Criteria: Definitions, Measures, and Evaluation
Chapter 5: Performance Management
Chapter 6: Measuring and Interpreting Individual Differences
Chapter 7: Validation and Use of Individual-Differences Measures
Chapter 8: Fairness in Employment Decisions
Chapter 9: Analyzing Jobs and Work
Chapter 10: Strategic Workforce Planning
Chapter 11: Recruitment
Chapter 12: Selection Methods
Chapter 13: Managerial and Leadership Selection Methods
Chapter 14: Decision Making for Selection
Chapter 15: Training and Development: Considerations in Design
Chapter 16: Training and Development: Implementation and the Measurement of Outcomes
Chapter 17: International Dimensions of Talent Management
Chapter 18: Organizational Responsibility, Sustainability, and Ethical Issues in Talent Management
Appendix A: Scientific and Legal Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures—Checklists for Compliance


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"Updated discussion on the talent management of applied psychology. Diverse topics covered include a myriad of things that can be discussed in both applied psychology and business management."

Dr. Angelo D. Brown
Kennesaw State University

"A comprehensive research based book about talent management."

Julia Levashina
Kent State University

"I would say this is one of the best textbooks in the area of Human Resource Management. I would definitely recommend this textbook to my colleagues."

Tahia Alam Macias
Eastern Kentucky University

"This is a comprehensive book about talent management. It focuses on recruitment, selection, training, performance, and development. It is appropriate for I/O students and HR students alike."

Kimberly Lukaszewski
Wright State University
Key features


  • Offers the most up-to-date coverage of technological and demographic trends changing the nature of work and organizations worldwide.
  • Seamless application of concepts with the inclusion of action-oriented learning objectives allows students to understand the most important state-of-the-science talent management issues.
  • Incorporates evidence-based guidelines for practice, allowing students to learn through research and apply the concepts.
  • New Talent Management in Action feature boxes explain how concepts and theories apply in specific organizational settings.
  • New topics to the Ninth Edition include
    • the influence of social media, machine learning, AI, gamification, virtual reality, and big data on organizations of all sizes;
    • the affect of technological advances on talent management research;
    • an increased attention to the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in talent management; and
    • expanded coverage of hybrid/remote work and the employee-driven demand for mental-health-friendly workplaces.



  • Integrates psychological theory with tools and methods for dealing with human resource problems in organizations and for making organizations more effective, satisfying places to work.
  • Reflects the state-of-the-art in talent management and outlines a forward-looking, progressive model toward which HR specialists should aim. 
  • Provides students with a comprehensive and practical approach that challenges the field to advance, rather than to simply document past practice.
  • Enables students to apply psychological research and theory to human resource management in organizations.
  • A broader performance management emphasis provides students with a more proactive approach when looking at behavioral and judgmental biases in rating, types of performance measures, and performance feedback.

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