Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Cary L. Cooper Professor Editor-in-Chief President Chair Fellow1,
  2. Dr. James Campbell Quick Professor Fellow2 and
  3. Marc J. Schabracq health psychologist consultant3
  1. Cary L. Cooper Professor Editor-in-Chief President Chair Fellow1,
  2. Dr. James Campbell Quick Professor Fellow2 and
  3. Marc J. Schabracq health psychologist consultant3

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch1

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cooper, C. L., Quick, J. C. and Schabracq, M. J. (2009) Introduction, in International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition (eds C. L. Cooper, J. C. Quick and M. J. Schabracq), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK

  2. 2

    Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, PO Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019-0377, USA

  3. 3

    Human Factor Development, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK

  2. 2

    Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, PO Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019-0377, USA

  3. 3

    Human Factor Development, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998069

Online ISBN: 9780470682357

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Keywords:

  • work and health psychology - eye to past, attention to present, and focus on future;
  • context, vitally important to profession and practice of any discipline;
  • bottom-line management or micro managing of people at work;
  • emergence of BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China;
  • higher use of technology and downsizing of staff;
  • demands on employees - being more fully committed;
  • new demands and stressors in work environments;
  • rise in bullying, violence and sexual harassment;
  • ‘credit crunch’ and recession - dramatically changing nature of work;
  • workplace stress - ever-increasing workload and decreasing workforce

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Third Edition

  • The Context of Work and Health Psychology

  • The Outline

  • References