The Science of Occupational Health: Stress, Psychobiology and the New World of Work

The Science of Occupational Health: Stress, Psychobiology and the New World of Work

Author(s): Ulf Lundberg, Cary L. Cooper

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011 12:30PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405199148

Online ISBN: 9781444391121

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391121

About this Book

The Science of Occupational Health is an evidence-based resource for all members of the health care team working with those affected by work-based stress - whether individuals suffering physical or psychological symptoms, or organizations trying to provide optimum conditions for healthy and productive employees.

The authors offer a unique psychobiological perspective, discussing the modern workplace as a cause of stimulation and well-being, as well as of distress and illness. They provide a rigorous but highly accessible scientific account of the effects that stress has on mind and body, with key chapters on 'Responses to Stress', 'Stress-Related Health Problems', and 'Stress Hormones at Work'.

This book offers the reader practical guidance on health promotion and preventive strategies at both individual and organizational levels. It concludes with a discussion of present occupational conditions around the world, and predictions of likely trends in the future.

Foreword by Sir Michael Marmot, University College London

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