May 12, 2011

Media Advisory: Examining Economic Aspects of Job Stress

Conference topics range from bullying to social media impacts on workers’ well-being

What

The Ninth International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health: “Work, Stress, and Health 2011: Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context.” Keynote address, “What is the Value of Healthy Worker to a Company?” Thursday, May 19, 4:30 p.m., by Sean Nicholson, PhD, associate professor, Cornell University. Among presentation topics: 

  • The Effect of the Economy on Health and Health Behaviors 

  • Social Media and Threats of Violence: Anatomy of a Facebook Threat 

  • Reaching Your Boiling Point? Building Awareness and Managing Workplace Bullying 

  • Occupational Disparities in Physiological Stress Levels Among U.S. Workers. 

  • Plugged in or Stressed Out? The effect of email use on work-family conflict 

  • Work and Obesity 

  • Response and Recovery Work Beyond Familiar Roles

Who

Convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. Conference participants include health and social science professionals, business and labor leaders, researchers and others with interests in occupational health and safety.

When

Thursday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, Saturday, May 20 and 21, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 

Sunday, May 22, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where

Doubletree Hotel, 5780 Major Blvd., Orlando, Fla.

Background

The Work, Stress and Health Conference series addresses the changing nature of work and implications for health, safety and well-being of workers. A full list of topics and schedule can be found on the Work, Stress and Health webpage

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 154,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.