While many popular press books deal with issues of stress in the workplace, their target audience has typically been managers and administrators, not work psychologists or psychologists-in-training. This text is written by working psychologists focused at the level of the individual worker. It critically reviews the literature across the broad domain of work stress in a fairly non-technical manner, while retaining scientific integrity. Because of rapid changes in work environments from technological advances and a myriad of economic, social and other factors, this ongoing transformation of work stress creates a "moving target" for this subject. Giving structure to this fluid topic, the text outlines a conceptual model in chapter one that approaches work stress as a process. This model serves as an organizing framework for the book, and as a way to integrate a variety of research streams within a unified "conceptual umbrella." Instead of approaching work stress as a problem, the authors use their experience as active psychologists to help readers understand work stress as a process, and to help them cope with stress in the modern workplace.
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Models of Stress
Stress Methods and Measures
The Nature of JobRelated Stress
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