"Written in an easy-to-read format, this new book eloquently points out how occupational health psychology can improve our traditional working life. Both individual and organizational aspects of healthy and productive workplaces are comprehensively addressed along with some of the most challenging issues in contemporary health psychology. This is a must-read book for students in occupational health psychology courses, managers charged with creating effective and sustainable workplaces, and by experts in any field interested in decreasing healthcare costs." - Bengt B Arnetz, MD, PhD, MScEpi, MPH, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
"This is a truly comprehensive text on the discipline of Occupational Health Psychology. It is a 'go to' resource for students as well as those wishing to understand this important area of study." - Mark Tausig, PhD, University of Akron
This comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate survey courses draws from the domains of psychology, public health, preventive medicine, nursing, industrial engineering, law, and epidemiology to focus on the theory and practice of protecting and promoting the health, well-being, and safety of individuals in the workplace and improving the quality of work life.
The text addresses key psychosocial work issues that are often related to mental and physical health problems, including psychological distress, burnout,depression, accidental injury, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. It examines leadership styles as they impact organizational culture and providesspecific recommendations for reducing employee-related stress through improved leader practices. Also addressed is the relationship between adversepsychosocial working conditions and harmful health behaviors, along with interventions aimed at improving the work environment and maximizingeffectiveness. Additionally, the book discusses how scientists and practitioners in OHP conduct research and other important concerns such as workplaceviolence, work/life balance, and safety. The book reinforces learning with chapter objectives, highlight boxes containing intriguing examples of researchand current controversies, and chapter summaries.
- Comprises the first comprehensive text on Occupational Health Psychology for undergraduate and graduate survey courses
- Covers key issues in health psychology in the workplace such as stress, violence, work/life balance, and safety
- Organized and written for easy access by students and faculty
- Provides specific recommendation for reducing employee stress
- Includes highlight boxes and end-of-chapter summaries
- The book should be of interest to general reader who is concerned with the corrosive effects of job stress.