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What is cognitive appraisal?

In work-related settings, how we respond to an event or situation depends on how we interpret the particular demands we are faced with. This is known as cognitive appraisal. The …

Stress and productivity in the workplace

In addition to the potential personal cost of stress in terms of health and wellbeing, stress can also play an important role in affecting productivity. Stress can impact workplace performance …

Stress as a Challenge or Threat

Stress: a Positive and Negative Response Stress is not necessarily a negative thing. It can have a positive response both in terms of how we feel (for example making us …

Do you have an extreme job?

Read the following article to see how jobs are categorised as ‘extreme’. Psychology Today In the discussion please share what you feel are some of the key demands faced by …

The Prevalence of Workplace Stress

Understanding the origins of, and contributors to, workplace stress is an important area, which has wide-reaching implications. Work is an important part of many people’s lives and when work has …

A brief overview of stress

‘Stress’, or feeling ‘stressed’, is often referred to in a negative way. However, it is important to remember that how we respond to stressful situations is an evolved mechanism, which …

Does Work Matter?

Work matters. It matters not only for the material effect it has on our lives and our standard of living but in terms of the psychological and physical impact it …

Thinking smarter

One of the challenges with working in a fast-paced and demanding environment is the feeling of not being in control. We know that feelings of control are helpful in managing …

Meeting the challenge of remote working

In this video Andy McCann outlines the challenges of transitioning effectively when working from home. Do you have strategies you have found helpful in this regard?