The Division of Occupational Psychology exists to promote the professional interests of occupational psychologists and to support the development of psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
Engage and change: Occupational psychologist's role in facilitating corporate responsibilityShow content
This report sets out the findings from our survey and a framework for applying psychology to CR. It pulls together examples of models, theories and practice to apply to CR.
The report is designed to support CR and sustainability professionals and to promote the science and practice of OPs. The focus is therefore on sharing ideas and information of relevance to professionals in any sector, demonstrating the work that OPs do to enable organisations to develop.
By doing this we aim to help professionals identify priorities, establish common principles and approaches and identify opportunities for specific, crosscutting or systems-based solutions, based on the evidence base of behavioural research and insight.
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Going Green: The Psychology of Sustainability in the WorkplaceShow content
This report draws together a range of research and case studies which were developed as part of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Going Green Symposium held in London in 2010.
Its aim is to provide an illustration of the important contribution that the field of work and organisational psychology can make to understanding and promoting green behaviour in the workplace.
This first introductory chapter outlines what is in the other chapters, reflecting on their key messages and summarising some of the issues which they individually and collectively raise.
The report contains a range of useful material for ‘people specialists’ in organisations, including a number of vignettes and case studies particularly aimed at practitioners, alongside the sorts of theoretical material and research results you would expect from the specialist area of occupational psychology which applies the science of psychology to the workplace.
Psychological assessment of adults with specific performance difficulties at workShow content
These guidelines were developed in order to promote good practice in the psychological assessment of those individuals whose behaviour in the workplace reflects inconsistencies between what is expected of them and their performance.
That is, those who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADD/ADHD and ASD. They are sometimes referred to as being neuro-diverse, but more commonly as having specific learning difficulties.
In recognition of the fact that the concern here is with the workplace rather than educational settings, and that most will have learned differently but effectively, the term ‘performance difficulties’ is used.
Psychology of Health and WellbeingShow content
This document is a series of information sheets designed to provide an introduction to the area of health and well-being at work from the perspective of Occupational Psychology.
It is aimed initially at an Occupational Psychology audience as a means of orienting fellow professionals to this domain of practice and research.
This White Paper is intended to provide a succinct and a perspective on the role of psychological well-being at work, including an indication of the costs/benefits of psychological well-being and guidance on how to improve psychological well-being at work.
The Design and Development of Assessment CentreShow content
This standard defines good practice and provides guidance on best practice in employing Assessment Centre methodology to deliver Assessment and Development Centres in work related contexts.
Good practice reflects a minimum acceptable standard of practice and is identified by ‘shall’ in the standard; best practice is an aspirational level of practice identified by ‘should’ in the standard.
Work-Life BalanceShow content
The Society provides a number of Standards and Guidelines to assist and inform its members in regards to most aspects of their professional practice.
Society members also have access to a wealth of resources, including the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. This and other journals can be viewed for free via PsychSource.