Occupational psychology

Occupational psychology is the study of human behaviour in the workplace. Occupational psychology is particularly associated with: employers’ recruitment selection methods (for example, selecting someone who is the right psychological fit for the job); improving productivity (for example, staff motivation); and employees coping with stress.


Confidence on the couch

7 Feb 2006

Cognitive behavioural therapy is well established in psychotherapy circles, but it can also be used to great effect in the workplace, as Sally O'Reilly finds out

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Singing sandwich makes for festive feast

8 Dec 2005

Tesco introduces musical sandwich to brighten up desk-bound lunches.

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The gremlins of self-doubt

27 Sep 2005

The nation chewed its collective fingernails watching England win the recent Ashes series. But how did the players prevent the gremlins of self doubt setting in?

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Managing stress is the key to success

30 Aug 2005

Stress management is the key to business success according to a survey of managers.

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Motivational veg fails to have the desired effect

23 Aug 2005

Trade unions in Scotland are demanding an inquiry after managers at HBOS bank tried to motivate two employees by leaving...

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Public declaration of pride in private sector companies

3 Aug 2005

Private sector workers have a greater sense of pride in their workplace and its management.

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Employee Advisory Resource offers advice on dealing with trauma

8 Jul 2005

Employers offered advice on dealing with post-terror attack trauma at work.

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Dress-down days push up productivity

7 Jul 2005

Nearly three-quarters of employers are seeing the benefits of dress-down days in the workplace.

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Execs consider nip and tuck to improve career prospects

1 Jun 2005

More than one-in-four women executives would consider cosmetic surgery to improve their career prospects, according to a survey.

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Navy pays for cosmetic breast operations

22 Dec 2004

Two sailors, one male and one female, have had cosmetic breast surgery at the Navy's expense

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UK companies stress the positive on National Stress Awareness Day

3 Nov 2004

The majority of UK businesses now have strategies in place to deal with stress at work, according to the Institute...

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