APA: Psychology's Power to Create Healthier Workplaces

Posted: October 22, 2019

APA is expanding its work to help employees and employers meet today’s challenges and prepare for the future. Earlier this year, APA established a new Office of Applied Psychology as part of our larger commitment to elevate our focus on applied psychology—the branch of our field that uses psychological research, theory and methods to address real-world issues. One of those real-world issues is the changing nature of work. Nearly one in six Americans now works remotely at least part of the time. This month’s cover story explores how psychologists are helping companies to understand and make the most of this shift.

That work represents just one of the many ways psychological science can foster healthier workers and workplaces. Next month, more of that science will be on display at the biennial Work, Stress and Health conference, Nov. 6–9, in Philadelphia. Attendees will discuss such critical topics as how automation is transforming work and how workplace programs can help combat substance use.