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Occupational Health Psychology
Welcome to Occupational Health Psychology! Occupational Health Psychology is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field that focuses on the science and practice of psychology in the promotion and development of workplace health- and safety-related initiatives.

SIOP White Paper on the Importance of Recovery From Work

Dr. Charlotte Fritz and Dr. Allison Ellis recently published a SIOP White Paper on the importance of recovery from work stress. The paper is titled "Marathon, Not a Sprint: The Benefits of Taking Time to Recover from Work Demands" and can be viewed here.

OHP Research in the Media

Work-Family Conflict and Sleep

A recent media report highlighted a study by PSU's own, Ryan Olson, Tori Crain, Todd Boder, and Leslie Hammer, among other research collaborators. Their study, published in Sleep Health, Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, found that workers who had participated in a training directed at reducing work-family conflict, slept an hour more per night on average. 

To learn more about the study and read the media report, click here!


Exciting News!

Our most recent OHP NIOSH Training Grant has been renewed for the period of July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020!!!


OHP and Total Worker Health

Our program is closely connected to the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence:

For more information on Total Worker Health, check out the Huffington post article:

A Totally Cool New Way to Look at Worker Health

and the video below.

Video: Simple Steps for Creating an Organization of Health