Preventive Stress Management in Organizations

Author: James C. Quick
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433811852
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Stress at work is a daily fact of life for most workers, managers, and even psychologists. This book, written in clear, accessible language, shows how to stop job stress before it starts. As the authors say, "stress is inevitable, distress is not." Originally published in 1984, this bestseller has been revised and updated for a new generation of readers. It will be a key resource for managers, human resource professionals, industrial/organizational psychologists, graduate students in industrial/organizational psychology, and business administrators.

Preventive Stress Management in Organizations

Author: James C. Quick
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781557984326
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Preventive Stress Management in Organizations revises the classic work, Organizational Stress and Preventive Management, which introduced the epidemiological notion of prevention into the domain of organizational stress. The book offers a comprehensive, orderly framework for practicing healthy preventive stress management. The book begins with a panoramic overview of the stress field from its medical and physiological origins in the early 1900s through its psychological elaborations during the second half of the century and its current application and practice in organizations. The authors examine the sources of stress; the psychophysiology of the stress response and individual moderators that condition vulnerability for distress; the psychological, behavioral, and medical forms of individual distress; and the organizational costs of distress. At the heart of the book is a framework for preventive stress management that can be practiced by both organizations and individuals. Specific chapters examine methods and instruments for diagnosing organizational and individual stress; ways to redesign work and improve professional relationships; and methods for managing demands and stressors, altering how one responds to inevitable and necessary demands. Organizational and individual prevention methods are designed to enhance health and performance at work while averting the costs and discomfort of distress. Examples of healthy organizations are illustrated throughout the text, with specific case examples of implementing preventive managements.

Preventing Stress in Organizations

Author: Emma Donaldson-Feilder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996090
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Preventing Stress in Organizations:How to Develop Positive Managersoffers an innovative, evidence-based approach to help managers prevent and reduce workplace stress in their staff. Winner of the 2013 BPS Book Award - Practitioner Text category Provides information on the critical skills managers must develop in order to prevent stress in their staff, and the key ongoing behaviours that promote a healthy work environment Shows practitioners in occupational psychology, HR, Health and Safety and related professions how positive management can be integrated into an organization’s existing practices and processes Serves as an essential guide for managers themselves on how to incorporate proven stress management skills into their everyday interactions with team members Balances rigorous research grounding with real-world vignettes, case studies and exercises

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety

Author: Michael Otto Ph.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831793
Format: PDF
Download Now
Exercise has long been touted anecdotally as an effective tool for mood improvement, but only recently has rigorous science caught up with these claims. There is now overwhelming evidence that regular exercise can help relieve low mood-from feelings of stress and anxiety to full depressive episodes. With Exercise for Mood and Anxiety, Michael Otto and Jasper Smits, well-known authorities on cognitive behavioral therapy, take their empirically-based mood regulation strategy from the clinic to the general public. Written for those with diagnosed mood disorders as well as those who simply need a new strategy for managing the low mood and stress that is an everyday part of life, this book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on how to start and maintain an exercise program geared towards improving mood, with a particular emphasis on understanding the relationship between mood and motivation. Readers learn to attend carefully to mood states prior to and following physical activity in order to leverage the full benefits of exercise, and that the trick to maintaining an exercise program is not in applying more effort, but in arranging one's environment so that less effort is needed. As a result readers not only acquire effective strategies for adopting a successful program, but are introduced to a broader philosophy for enhancing overall well-being. Providing patient vignettes, rich examples, and extensive step-by-step guidance on overcoming the obstacles that prevent adoption of regular exercise for mood, Exercise for Mood and Anxiety is a unique translation of scientific principles of clinical and social psychology into an action-based strategy for mood change.

Stress Management and Prevention

Author: David D. Chen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443411
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Gain a critical understanding of the nature of stress from a positive psychology framework that allows you to look beyond a simple pathology of stress-related symptoms. This new edition of Stress Management and Prevention integrates Eastern and Western concepts of stress while emphasizing an experiential approach to learning through the use of exercises, activities, and self-reflection. This student-friendly text contains chapters on conflict resolution, mindfulness meditation, time management, prevention of health risks, and cognitive restructuring. Included throughout are an emphasis on mindfulness and the neuroscience behind it, more theories, and new techniques for stress reduction and time management. An updated companion website includes even more video-based activities so students can see techniques in practice.

Stress in Organizations

Author: Robert T. Golembiewski
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275900243
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
"Stress in Organizations" presents evidence that burn-out is epidemic in all organizations, not just people-oriented ones, and simple solutions, such as stress management workshops, aren't always the answer. The book develops a model of burn-out based upon extensive research and organizational case studies. In addition to identifying the phases of burn-out, personality, and organizational factors in its development, the authors suggest treatment and policy implications. Human resources managers, in fact managers at all levels, will find the book useful and eye-opening.

Understanding Organizational Behavior

Author: Debra L. Nelson
Publisher: South-Western Pub
ISBN: 9780324259155
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Understanding Organizational Behavior represents the solid scholarly foundations on which the science of organizational behavior was built, the realities of contemporary life in organizations, and the challenges that constantly present themselves. Our overarching theme of change is accompanied by four supporting subthemes: globalization, diversity, technology, and ethics. Each theme presents its own challenges and presents demands on individuals to learn, grow, and adjust. This text presents the opportunity to learn concepts, ideas, and theories that help enhance the management of human behavior at work.

The Handbook of Stress and Health

Author: Cary L. Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118993799
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
A comprehensive work that brings together and explores state-of-the-art research on the link between stress and health outcomes. Offers the most authoritative resource available, discussing a range of stress theories as well as theories on preventative stress management and how to enhance well-being Timely given that stress is linked to seven of the ten leading causes of death in developed nations, yet paradoxically successful adaptation to stress can enable individuals to flourish Contributors are an international panel of authoritative researchers and practitioners in the various specialty subjects addressed within the work

Controlling work stress

Author: Michael T. Matteson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9781555420628
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Offers detailed guidelines and strategies for identifying, managing, and preventing unnecessary stress at work. Examines the causes and effects of stress. Includes a resource guide to associations, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and questionnaires that deal with stress.