occupational

I remember the seeds of awareness that occupational psychology (OP) existed. It was my own introduction to the workplace, as a young Retail employee within a theme park. I should have been pushing LEGO sales, but I was far more interested in understanding how, and why, the...

In a truly packed schedule the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology’s annual conference covered everything from the climate crisis and Covid-19 to career changes and mentorship. Compered by BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind presenter Claudia...

The documentary American Factory is a story about China and America: it is therefore a story about cultural clashes. The clash between the titan that was, and the titan that is, at least for now. It follows events as the Chinese company Fuyao repurposes an old General Motors...

What makes work meaningful? In her keynote address, Professor Gillian Symon (Royal Holloway, University of London) dived into this deep question, pointing first to its long and distinguished history in the social and political sciences.  

For Marx, the issue revolved...

Occupational psychologists contribute across a range of areas in the work domain: psychological assessment (including recruitment and selection); learning, training and development; wellbeing; work design; human-technology system design; organisational change and development...

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 12th European 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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