Occupational

A new study discussed on our Research Digest blog looks at the benefits to employers of allowing staff to personalise their own workspaces.
We're told sitting is the new smoking and that we should consider working at standing desks, or perhaps better still, treadmill desks.
We are beginning to understand that single individuals can have a disproportionate impact on group performance.
Have you ever wondered what occupational psychology is, what occupational psychologists do, where they work, and how they got into this line of work?
You've probably heard that sleep psychologists like to divide people up into those who function optimally in the morning, and those who come alive at night. The former, 'larks', tend to get up and go to bed earlier than 'owls'.
If you would do anything to stay popular with your team-mates, what might follow? Bending the rules? Cheating? Sabotage of rivals?
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President Elect of the British Psychological Society, is one of the speakers at our Scottish Branch’s annual Scientific Meeting in Stirling today.
UK growth and prosperity will falter without a better grasp of human behaviour and public attitudes, especially in the service sector of the economy.
Recruiters are poor at inferring applicants' personalities from their CVs, but that doesn’t stop them from jumping to conclusions on the back of their flawed assumptions.
Division of Occupational Psychology - Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Inclusive Leadership: Bridging Research & Practice (In partnership with the School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London)
There are some walks of life where trying to be right as often as possible is not enough. Just as important is having insight into the likely accuracy of your own knowledge.
Science suggests a funnier workplace should be a more effective one, encouraging positive mood and a playful, open approach. But much of the evidence to date rests on theoretical argument or lab experiments.
Are you a current MSc Occupational Psychology student wondering which step to take next? Have you graduated in the last couple of years but aren't sure where to begin your career?
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
When a team rarely gets to be in a room together, it misses out on many of the in-person subtle cues that help members make sense of their relationships.
Introverts have received a lot of positive press in recent years thanks to the run-away success of Susan Cain's book Quiet: The Power of Introverts.
Nearly four workers in ten would not let their boss know if they were suffering with a mental health problem, a new
Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, will both be speaking at our Wessex Branch’s Fourth Annual Military Conference.
Employees who face hostility from their bosses often feel better if they are prepared to reciprocate, a new study has suggested.
An unfair, uncaring manager makes for an uncertain working life, one characterised by stress, absenteeism and poor performance.
SAVE THE DATE!Following the success of the 2015 conference in Glasgow we are pleased to announce the 2016 confernece will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
Meetings in some organisations would be more cost effective and focused, taking less time, if employees had the opportunity to give feedback on how they are run and were involved in making improvements says a study presented at the British Ps
Some mental health workers find it difficult to recognise their own burnout and even when they do they struggle to admit it to others says a study presented today at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in Glasgow.
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