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Occupational Health Psychology

Code 11785
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 5
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements NA
Learning outcomes It is intended that the student deepens models and theoretical frameworks in articulation with the application of evaluation and intervention methods and techniques in occupational health Psychology perspective.

The student should be able:
- To characterize and to apply specific models and theoretical frameworks of health psychology in occupational settings and themes.
- To analyze, to integrate and to apply Psychology of health scientific information contextualized in action and occupational domain.
- To apply, with good reason, methods and psychological assessment techniques in issues of occupational health.
- To apply strategies and to develop intervention programs on issues of occupational health.
- To solve problems and make decisions in a pragmatic, contextual and reasoned manner.
- To recognize and to assume ethical and deontological responsibilities in Psychology health and in specific occupational area.
Syllabus 1. Psychology and occupational health - object, goals and theory: (trans)disciplinary framework; retrospective, prospects and forward-looking research in the theory of occupational health, stress and burnout.
2. Assessment in Occupational Health Psychology: Assessment of psychosocial requirements for action / occupation – a differential perspective; Multilevel assessment of causes and psychosocial risks in occupational health and stress (Strategies and assumptions of an evaluation, process evaluation, methods and evaluation techniques – self-referenced and objectives).
3. Intervention in Occupational Health Psychology: direct intervention/individual and indirect/environmental. Management of psychosocial risks and protective factors and coping in relation to occupational stress [methods and techniques applicable to prevention and systemic control of psychosocial risks: in different life cycle stages; in specific contexts of (des)occupation].
Main Bibliography Chambel, M. (Coord.) (2016). Psicologia da Saúde ocupacional. Lisboa: Pactor.
Coelho, J. (2008). Uma introdução à Psicologia da Saúde Ocupacional – Prevenção dos riscos psicossociais no trabalho. Lisboa: UFP.
Cooper, C., Quick, J. & Schabracq M. (Eds.) (2009). International handbook of work and health Psychology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Folkman, S. (Ed.) (2011). The Oxford handbook of stress, health and coping. NY: OUP.
Gatchel, R. & Schultz, I. (2012). Handbook of occupational health and wellness. NY: Springer.
Hofmann, D. & Tetrick, L. (Eds.). (2003). Health and safety in organizations: A multilevel perspective. SF: Jossey-Bass
Houdmont, J., Leka, S. & Sinclair R. (Eds.) (2012). Contemporary issues in Occupational Health Psychology: Global perspectives on research and practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Perrewé, P. & Ganster, D. (Eds.) (2006). Research in occupational stress and well-being - Employee health, coping and methodologies. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Quick, J. & Tetrick, L. (Eds.) (2014). Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology. Washington, DC: APA - American Psychological Association.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In the theoretical sessions are adopted demonstrative, interrogative and exhibition methodologies that aimed a comprehensive learning of facts, concepts and theoretical models, via student stimulation of participatory, analytical and critical attitudes. In practice component shall be adopted, above all, active and student centered methodologies, which stimulate autonomous and cooperative work skills and problem solving skills training on the psychological evaluation and intervention areas.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-09

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