Chapter 5. Work Stress and Occupational Health Psychology

  1. Cary L. Cooper and
  2. Philip Dewe

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774755.ch5

Stress: A Brief History

Stress: A Brief History

How to Cite

Cooper, C. L. and Dewe, P. (2004) Work Stress and Occupational Health Psychology, in Stress: A Brief History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774755.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107440

Online ISBN: 9780470774755



  • work stress;
  • occupational health psychology;
  • employee health;
  • organizational culture;
  • research program


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Work Stress

  • Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, and the Search for Causes of Work Stress

  • Beyond Role Conflict, Ambiguity, and Overload

  • Early Research Frameworks and Identifying Strains

  • Towards an Integrated Model of Work Stress

  • Work Stress and Coping

  • From Coping to the Self—Help Years to Stress Management

  • Occupational Health Psychology

  • Post—Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Summary