occupational

Psychology has for sometime maintained an interest in the promotion of psychological wellbeing in the workplace. Peter Warr’s seminal work (see Warr, 1996) in the 90s has enabled our conceptual understanding of issues around employee wellbeing.

Subsequent research in...

Happiness is very important to us, professionally as well as personally. In personal terms, we all seek to achieve happiness in some way; for many people, it is the basis of a ‘good life’. Happy individuals act differently from others, and this can lead to activities and...

One of the classic goals of psychometric assessment has been to predict performance based on psychological characteristics. Two major categories of psychometric instruments are tests of intelligence and personality, both of which have a long history in predicting behavioural...

Imagine the following situation: Your secretary knows you have an important meeting coming up and, without any prompting, prepares a file for you with all the documentation you need, anticipating that you may otherwise forget something. Or, think of a customer service...

The contributors
Neil Anderson is Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of Research of the HRM-OB research centre (CREWES) at Brunel University. He previously held a chair at the University of Amsterdam.

Rob Briner is Professor of...

Selling the value of occupational psychology
Ian Florance talks to staff at global financial services company UBS


From the room in one of UBS’s buildings in Finsbury Avenue
I looked across a square, coffee bars and office blocks to a...

For many employees, meetings are an important part of their work diary. They can provide leaders with a way to communicate their vision, serve as a cornerstone of democracy and help organisations respond to the challenges they face. Yet as...