occupational

1. ‘Leadership is about ‘us’, and for all of us
It’s easy to imagine that leadership is the province of great individuals who have the personality, vision and drive to change the world. But Professor Alex Haslam (University of Queensland) says: ‘...

The 12thEuropean Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EA-OHP) Conference was held in Athens from 11 - 13 April. Reflecting the need for insight into the changing world of work and the impact on the wellbeing of workers, the...

Dr Doyin Atewologun originally suggested an article on the Division of Occupational Psychology’s (DOP) Leadership Development Programme, but her work with the British Psychological Society also involves the Diversity and Inclusion at Work Working Group. We settled down to...

I caught up with Almuth McDowall at the 2015 Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) conference in Glasgow. Among a number of appearances in the programme she reported on progress in revising the Stage 2 qualification process for the training and accreditation of...

The Division of Occupational Psychology's annual conference takes place in Glasgow from 7-9 January 2015. The programme boasts keynotes, workshops and posters from many excellent psychologists, and here we collect together links to archive pieces from just a few of them.

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The Boredom Boom

Be it at a desk at the Treasury Department, a spot on the factory floor, or a drab blue cubicle, boredom is a condition that can be more stressful and damaging than overwork (Washington Post, 10 August 2005: see...

Still in love with psychology

Misdiagnosed as having ‘chronic depression’ by the psychiatric establishment; he almost died while having ECT. Described by the Financial Times as one of the ‘rebels’ in a boardroom battle, he lost the company he’d grown...

I am an occupational psychologist employed by Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, in the South East of England. The Department is the largest employer of occupational psychologists in the UK and currently employs about 60 work psychologists. Each...

Shiftworkers – people working outside the normal 7am to 7pm day – are a minority, amounting to around 15 per cent of the UK working population (according to a Labour Force Survey report cited in the 2006 HSE booklet, Managing Shiftwork). Visible shiftworkers at any time point...