This work; which provides an overview of basic psychology and introduces students to personnel management, is suitable for first-year studies in personnel management at higher education institutions. The first seven chapters deal with the psychology of individual behaviour. Phenomena such as individual differences, human abilities, personality and the learning process are covered in depth. Chapters eight to thirteen comment on the socio-psychological aspects of human behaviour, including attitudes, roles and groups. The book ends with a review of the historical development of human resource management, its present status and personnel functions.