The Science of Occupational Health: Stress, Psychobiology, and the New World of Work

The Science of Occupational Health: Stress, Psychobiology, and the New World of Work

by Ulf Lundberg, Cary L. Cooper
     
 

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The Science of Occupational Health is an evidence-based resource for all members of the health care team working with those affected by work-based stress - whether individuals suffering physical or psychological symptoms, or organizations trying to provide optimum conditions for healthy and productive employees.

The authors offer a unique psychobiological

Overview

The Science of Occupational Health is an evidence-based resource for all members of the health care team working with those affected by work-based stress - whether individuals suffering physical or psychological symptoms, or organizations trying to provide optimum conditions for healthy and productive employees.

The authors offer a unique psychobiological perspective, discussing the modern workplace as a cause of stimulation and well-being, as well as of distress and illness. They provide a rigorous but highly accessible scientific account of the effects that stress has on mind and body, with key chapters on 'Responses to Stress', 'Stress-Related Health Problems', and 'Stress Hormones at Work'.

This book offers the reader practical guidance on health promotion and preventive strategies at both individual and organizational levels. It concludes with a discussion of present occupational conditions around the world, and predictions of likely trends in the future.

Foreword by Sir Michael Marmot, University College London

Editorial Reviews

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"This book offers me additional avenues of study, and I can envision integrating parts of these authors' work into my coaching practice." (Doody's, 4 November 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444391114
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,119,368
File size:
1 MB

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From the Publisher
"This book offers me additional avenues of study, and I can envision integrating parts of these authors' work into my coaching practice." (Doody's, 4 November 2011)

Meet the Author

Ulf Lundberg is Professor of Biological Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, and at the Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), affiliated with Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute. He has published extensively on work, stress, and health.

Cary L. Cooper, CBE is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University. He is the author of over 100 books (on occupational stress, women at work, and industrial and organizational psychology), was lead scientist on the UK government's Foresight programme on Mental Capital and Wellbeing, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV, and radio.

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