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The issue of wellbeing in the workplace has received a growing amount of attention over recent years through topics such as “toxic” work environments, the impact of changing technologies on human productivity, and interventions to reduce work-related stress. The module reviews traditional and non-traditional forms of work and the employment lifecycle, identifying the implications of these patterns for employee wellbeing. We examine behaviours such as bullying, harassment and conflict, and the tools available to the occupational psychologist to help address them. Interventions to prevent and manage work-related stress are explored, with a focus on approaches for building resilience and alternative methods of achieving wellbeing such as mindfulness. In considering “Human Factors” and ergonomics, the module draws on staff research to consider the potential of technologies including EEG and Virtual Reality to help improve situational awareness and prevent error in uncertain environments.
Using the practical and theoretical knowledge built up from staff who have worked in this field. Topics covered include:
A student passing this module should be able to:
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