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Positive psychology at work in the United States.

Authors
Nakata-A; Otsuka-Y
Source
Jpn J Job Stress Res 2009 Jul; 16(3):159-166
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20035960
Abstract
This article introduces research activity on positive psychology at work in the United States. First, we briefly introduced the history of positive psychology, Second, we focused on the effects of positive affectivity and happiness on work-related outcomes such as performance, productivity, and income. We also described positive organizational scholarship/behavior movement. Finally, immunological effects of positive affectivity were discussed from the perspective of psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology. We conclude that the knowledge of positive psychology could be useful in maintaining and promoting the health and work life of workers.
Keywords
Behavior-patterns; Behavior; Psychological-effects; Psychological-reactions; Psychological-responses; Workplace-studies; Work-environment; Work-performance
Contact
4676 Columbia Parkway, MS-C24 , NIOSH Taft Labs, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
Publication Date
20090701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
cji5@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Japanese Journal of Job Stress Research
State
OH
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