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In today’s difficult global economy, work stress is high, and this stress along with other health factors can affect work productivity, satisfaction, safety, absenteeism, turnover, and even workplace violence. As a result, organizations are increasingly turning to occupational health psychology (OHP) to develop, maintain, and promote the health of employees. This second edition of the Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology reviews the history of OHP; theories and models; causes of work problems and risks; resulting symptoms and disorders; prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies used by practicing professions; and methods of research and evaluation. The chapters have been updated since the first edition was published, and several new chapters have been added addressing cross-cultural issues, leadership, pain and musculoskeletal conditions, substance abuse, and organizational justice. With a comprehensive scope and interdisciplinary approach, this book will interest professionals from a range of specialties, including industrial and organizational psychology, human factors, social psychology, health psychology, clinical psychology, public health, preventive medicine, and industrial engineering.
About the Author
James Campbell Quick, PhD, is John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor, Goolsby Leadership Academy at the University of Texas at Arlington, and visiting professor, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, APA, and of the American Institute of Stress. He was awarded an APA presidential citation in 2001 and the 2002 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award by the American Psychological Foundation. He and his brother Jonathan originated preventive stress management, a term included in the 2007 APA Dictionary of Psychology. He has more than 100 publications in 10 languages and holds a 2009 University Award for Distinguished Record of Research. Colonel (Ret.) Quick was awarded the Legion of Merit by the United States Air Force and the Maroon Citation by Colgate University. He is married to the former Sheri Grimes Schember; both are members of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System and the Silver Society, American Psychological Foundation. Lois E. Tetrick, PhD, received her doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983. Upon completion of her doctoral studies, she joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University and remained there until 1995, when she moved to the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. She joined the faculty at George Mason University as the director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program in 2003. Dr. Tetrick is editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. She coedited the first edition of the Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology with James Campbell Quick and Health and Safety in Organizations with David Hofmann. She also coedited The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives with Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, Lynn Shore, and Susan Taylor. Dr. Tetrick is a fellow of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, APA, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Association for Psychological Science. She served as president of SIOP (2007-2008), chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management (2001-2002), SIOP representative on the APA Council of Representatives (2003-2005), and member of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs (2006-2009). Her research interests are occupational health and safety, occupational stress, the work-family interface, and the psychological contracts and exchange relationships between employees and their organizations.