Applied Psychology for Project Managers

A Practitioner's Guide to Successful Project Management

  • Monika Wastian
  • Lutz von Rosenstiel
  • Michael A. West
  • Isabell Braumandl

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lutz von Rosenstiel, Monika Wastian, Isabell Braumandl, Michael A. West
    Pages 1-15
  3. Managing Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Michael Schneider, Monika Wastian, Marilyn Kronenberg
      Pages 19-36
    3. Felix C. Brodbeck, Yves R. F. Guillaume
      Pages 37-52
    4. Richard Streich, Jens Brennholt
      Pages 53-72
    5. Katrin Winkler, Heinz Mandl
      Pages 73-84
    6. Monika Wastian, Brigitte Dost-Tauschl, Isabell Braumandl
      Pages 85-104
  4. Managing the Project Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Klaus Moser, Nathalie Galais, Anastasia Byler
      Pages 107-128
    3. Jutta Solga, Alexander Witzki, Gerhard Blickle
      Pages 129-146
  5. Managing People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Joanne Lyubovnikova, Michael A. West
      Pages 149-159
    3. Simone Kauffeld, Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock, Sven Grote
      Pages 161-177
    4. Rafaela Kraus, Ralph Woschée
      Pages 179-195
    5. Jürgen Wegge, Klaus-Helmut Schmidt
      Pages 197-212
    6. Silke Weisweiler, Jürgen Kuhrts, Isabell Braumandl, Ellen Schmid
      Pages 213-229
  6. Managing Innovation and Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Günter W. Maier, Ute R. Hülsheger, Neil Anderson
      Pages 233-247
    3. Eva Traut-Mattausch, Rudolf Kerschreiter, Christoph Burkhardt
      Pages 249-266
  7. Managing Special Challenges: Risks and Crises, Diversity and Distance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Wolfgang Salewski, Lutz von Rosenstiel, Rod Zook
      Pages 269-286
    3. Ulrich Hoessler, Walter Sponfeldner, Douglas L. Morse
      Pages 287-304
    4. Guido Hertel, Borris Orlikowski
      Pages 305-321
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 323-329

About this book


This book offers an essential manual for project managers, project management offices (PMO’s), trainers and consultants, addressing the psychological side of project management. Written by leading scholars in organizational psychology and by top experts in project management, it covers all major psychological topics that are key to project success. The book features dedicated chapters on leadership and teamwork, including virtual and intercultural cooperation, commitment, and motivation of project teams. It adds a psychological perspective to personnel management, decision-making, information and knowledge management, and communication in project work. Power, influencing tactics and other aspects of stakeholder management are covered, as well as project coaching, innovation and creativity, self-management, and the management of conflicts, risks and crises.


Collaboration Creative thinking Organizational psychology Personnel psychology Project coaching Project life cycle Project management teams

Editors and affiliations

  • Monika Wastian
    • 1
  • Lutz von Rosenstiel
    • 2
  • Michael A. West
    • 3
  • Isabell Braumandl
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für OrganisationspsychologieMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institute for PsychologyLudwig-Maximilians-University MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Lancaster University Management School and The King's FundLancaster and LondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.CoBeCeRegensburgGermany

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