Positive psychology at work in the United States.
Jpn J Job Stress Res 2009 Jul; 16(3):159-166
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.
Behavior-patterns; Behavior; Psychological-effects; Psychological-reactions; Psychological-responses; Workplace-studies; Work-environment; Work-performance
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Japanese Journal of Job Stress Research