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Handbook of Human Resource Development by Neal F. Chalofsky

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Psychological Foundations of HRD

Thomas G. Reio, Jr., and Laura C. Batista-Taran

Florida International University

Psychology is one of the major theoretical foundations for HRD (Chalofsky, 2007; McGuire & Cseh, 2006). HRD research undergirded by psychological theory has been instrumental in exploring and testing the links between learning, performance, and change and many other variables (e.g., affect, job satisfaction, mentoring, motivation, turnover, profit) in organizations at individual, team/group, and organizational levels (e.g., Ferguson & Reio, 2010). HRD research into organizational behaviors, including employee motivation, is strongly ...

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