24 Occupational Health Psychology
IV. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Macik-Frey, M., Campbell Quick, J., Tetrick, L. E., Adkins, J. and Klunder, C. 2012. Occupational Health Psychology. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 9:IV:24.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
Occupational health psychology (OHP) has emerged as a growing branch of psychology interested in promoting individual and organizational health and well-being. As the interest and concern over how work affects the health and well-being of workers has increased over the years, the need to address this in our research and practice has grown as well. This chapter overviews what is meant by occupational health and provides a composite of work that is currently being done in the field. The first section of the chapter provides a brief history of OHP. The next section discusses three key ecological dimensions as the basis for action in improving occupational health. The third section provides a framework for preventive health management, and the fourth section presents an organizational health center model, followed by an OHP training model. The chapter concludes with a case study demonstrating key concepts from the chapter and a discussion of future directions for the discipline.
- occupational health;
- employee well-being;
- occupational stress;
- work safety