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Healthy Work

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We are two Industrial-Organizational psychologists who care about how to make work a healthier experience for everyone. We run a bi-weekly podcast to bring the science directly to your ears. Please tune in and learn how you can make your work life a healthier experience. Email us at HealthyWorkPodca… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Are You A Workaholic?

February 19th, 2024


In Episode 66 we are joined by Dr. Malissa Clark who talked about her recently published book, Never Not Working: Why the Always-On Culture Is Bad …

Supporting Long COVID at Work

February 5th, 2024


In Episode 65 we are joined by Dr. Elisabeth Stelson who talked about a recent paper (Stelson, Dash, McCorkell, Wilson, Assaf, Re’em, and Wei) that …

Leaders Can Foster Meaningful Work

January 22nd, 2024


In Episode 64 we are joined by Dr. Zachary Mercurio who talked about a recent paper (Mercurio, Myles, Adams, & Clifton, 2023) that examined what …

Air Pollution's Impact on Work

January 8th, 2024


In Episode 63 we start the new year off with the awesome Dr. Ussama Khan who talked about a recent paper (Khan, Patel & Barnes, 2023) that examined the impact of air quality on leader’s behaviors. They found that …

The Common Commute

December 11th, 2023


In Episode 62 we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Christopher Wiese who talked about a recent paper (Wiese, Li, Tang, & Brown, 2023) that examined how different aspects of your commute impact your work and …

Precarious Employment is a Public Health Concern

November 27th, 2023


In Episode 61 we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Mindy Shoss who talked about a recent paper (Shoss et al., 2023) that examined how different aspects of precarious employment determined whether people came to …

Parental Leave and Breastfeeding

November 13th, 2023


In episode 60, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Drake Van Egdom. He talked about a recent paper (Van Egdom et al., 2023) that explored the interaction of both mothers’ and fathers’ parental leave on mothers’ …

Changing Work for Better Sleep and Safety

October 23rd, 2023


In episode 59, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Rebecca Brossoit. She talked about a recent paper (Brossoit et al., 2023) that explored the impacts of a broad workplace intervention targeting supervisor …

When Work Interferes with School

October 9th, 2023


In episode 58, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Katrina Burch. She talked about a recent paper (Rollins & Burch, 2023) examining the …

Mental Illness on LinkedIn

September 25th, 2023


In episode 57, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Drs. Jenna McChesney and Lori Foster. They talked about their most recent paper (McChesney & Foster, 2023). They conducted an experiment to see if disclosing …

Material World

September 11th, 2023


In episode 56, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Dr. Valentina Reyes. She talked about her most recent paper (Reyes, Unanue, Vignoles, & …

What's In A Calling

August 28th, 2023


In episode 55, we are fortunate enough to be joined by Steven Zhou. He talked about his most recent paper, (Zhou, Aitken, & Kuykendall, 2023). In a Healthy Work first, we are covering a theory paper! Steven outlines …

New Style Update

August 25th, 2023


Maryana is out on parental leave, but the show must go on. We're excited to bring you a series of interviews with authors of recent papers on occupational health and wellbeing. The format will largely be the same as …

Feelings About Work Interrupting Life

August 14th, 2023


In episode 54 we chat about a paper by Darouei, Delanoeije, & Verbruggen. Across two studies of around 80 employees each, on average, people who …

Healthy Work Climates for All?

July 31st, 2023


In episode 53 we chat about a paper by Seulki "Rachel" Jang, Ho Kwan Cheung, & Michael Ford. In a study of over 100 workers, they found that …

Interventions for Work-Life Balance

July 17th, 2023


In episode 52 we chat about a paper by Nicola von Allmen, Andreas Hirschi, Anne Burmeister, and Kristen Shockley. They published a meta-analysis (a …

Deciding to Exercise

July 3rd, 2023


In Episode 51, we chat about a paper by Smith and colleagues (2023) about deciding to exercise after work. The study found that most days, people are …

Have You Heard About Workplace Gossip?

June 19th, 2023


In Episode 50, we chat about some big developments in our lives that have kept us from the podcast, and also about a paper by Xie and colleagues (in …

The Cost of HIV Stigma

March 20th, 2023


In Episode 49, we discuss a paper (Ocampo et al., 2023) on the impacts of HIV stigma on workers. People who perceived higher levels of HIV stigma from their peers reported higher fear and shame, and this shame …

The Cost of Volatile Pay

March 13th, 2023


In Episode 48, we discuss a paper (Sayre, 2023) on the impacts of variable pay on health outcomes. If you have variable pay, you're more likely to view the world through a lens of scarcity, and this worsens physical …

The Harms of Mansplaining

February 27th, 2023


In Episode 47, we discuss a paper (Briggs, Gardner, & Ryan, 2023) on perceived sexist behavior in the workplace. Consistently the most damaging behavior, and the behavior perceived to be sexist most consistently, …

Let's Get Flexible

February 12th, 2023


In Episode 47, we discuss a paper (Shifrin & Michel, 2022) on the impact of workplace flexibility (i.e., flexibility in when and where you work) …

Masculine Contest Cultures

January 23rd, 2023


We're baaaaaack! In Episode 46, we discuss a paper (Regina & Allen, 2023) on what a masculinity contest culture is and how it can be harmful …

Not Your Normal Work

November 4th, 2022


In Episode 45, we discuss a paper (Caulderwood, Meyer, & Minnen, 2022) on the experience of being asked to work at a time, in a location, or in a …

Working Sick

October 21st, 2022


In Episode 44, we discuss a paper (Rivkin, Diestel, Gerpott, & Unger 2022) on the experience of going to work while feeling sick. Largely, …

Authenticity at Work

September 23rd, 2022


In Episode 43, we discuss a paper (Gardner & Prasad, 2022) on the outcomes of experiencing authenticity at work for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual …

Handling Customer Mistreatment

July 29th, 2022


In Episode 42, we discuss a paper (Lu et al., 2022) on how people react and respond to customer mistreatment. If you have a positive self-view you’re more likely to view mistreatment as a challenge and react with …

Commuting Ruins Your Flow

June 24th, 2022


In Episode 41, we discuss a paper (Gerpott et al., 2022) on how having a bad commute ruins your experience of flow at work, and harms your performance and engagement at work. This is especially the case if your work is …

The Cost of Bad Schedules

June 10th, 2022


In Episode 40, we discuss a paper (Dugan et al., 2022) on how having a bad work schedule (e.g., long hours, no days off, night hours) is linked to …

Outcomes of Childhood Trauma

May 13th, 2022


In Episode 39, we have a special guest host, Dr. Kimberly French, to discuss her paper (French, Drummond, Storey, 2022) on how experiencing …

BONUS: Leadership, Stress, and Marvel Comics

April 26th, 2022


In this BONUS episode Keaton talks with Drs. Gordon Schmidt and Sy Islam about their upcoming book Leaders Assemble: Leadership in the MCU. …

Taking it Out on Your Partner

April 15th, 2022


In Episode 38, we discuss a paper by Pluut, Ilies, Su, Weng, & Liang (2022) on how social stressors at work can impact how you treat your partner at home. Specifically, in line with a wealth of literature, this …

Unhelpful Help

April 3rd, 2022


We’re back from our unexpected hiatus!

In Episode 37, we discuss a paper by Hughes, Freier, & Barratt (2022) on the experience of receiving …

Eating Impacts Your Work

February 18th, 2022


In Episode 36, we discuss a paper by Cho & Kim (2022) on the impact of eating behaviors at night on next day job performance. If you eat “poorly” …

Discrimination Against Moms

February 4th, 2022


In Episode 35, we discuss a paper by Cheung, Anderson, King, Mahabir, Warner, & Jones (2022) on the subtle discrimination women with children face when applying for jobs. Parenthood and applying for jobs are both …

Abusive Supervision Harms Supervisors

January 21st, 2022


In Episode 34, we discuss a paper by Shen, Liang, Brown, Ni, & Zheng (2022) on how supervisors abuse poorly performing subordinates, but that this causes emotional exhaustion for the supervisors. Having a …

How Does Company Cost Cutting Affect Employees?

January 7th, 2022


In Episode 33, we discuss a paper by Van Egdom (2022) on how companies' announcements about upcoming cost-cutting measures during COVID impacted employees' feelings of job insecurity and their ability to focus their …

Getting Back Into Work

December 24th, 2021


In Episode 32, we discuss a paper by Yuan, Ye, & Zhong (2021) on how people reengage with work after a long break (like the one from COVID-19 lockdowns). In this sample, having leaders who were safety-oriented made …

Should You Exercise Before Work?

December 10th, 2021


In Episode 31, we discuss a paper by ten Brummelhuis, Calderwood, Rosen, & Gabriel (2021) on the impact of physical activity during the day on self-efficacy, ego depletion and job performance. People who are …

Stick to The Script...Or Don't

November 29th, 2021


In Episode 30, we discuss a paper by Shin & Hur (2021) on the impact of being forced to stick to a script when dealing with customers, and how job crafting can help offset these negative outcomes. If you can't give …

Supporting Worker Flexibility

November 12th, 2021


In Episode 29, we discuss a paper by Leger, Lee, Chandler, & Almeida (2021) that discusses the impact of an organizational intervention designed to increase and support worker flexibility on how employees react to …

Sleep and Rude Emails

October 9th, 2021


In Episode 28, we discuss a paper by Watkins, Krishnan, & Barnes (2021) that discusses the impact of lack of sleep on cyber incivility (things like sending rude emails). People who get less sleep are more likely to …

Political Isolation at Work

September 25th, 2021


In Episode 27, we discuss a paper by Miner, Costa, He, & Wooderson (2021) that discusses the impact of incivility from coworkers of the same or …

Smarter Workplace Awareness Month: Week3

September 17th, 2021


We wanted to raise your awareness of this week's celebration of Smarter Workplace Awareness Month. Kenneth De Meuse and Erin Bowen wrote a piece on

Sexual Harassment from Customers

September 10th, 2021


In Episode 26, we discuss a paper by Kundro, Burke, Grandey & Sayre (2021) that examines what leads to customers sexually harassing workers. The study finds that needing to provide service with a smile and …

Smarter Workplace Awareness Month

September 1st, 2021


We just wanted to bring your attention to the fact that September is Smarter Workplace Awareness Month. All month long, SIOP will be releasing content about how to improve the workplace, including improving worker …

Astronaut Conflict Cycles

August 27th, 2021


In Episode 25, we discuss a paper by Somaraju, Griffin, Olenick, Chang, & Kozlowski (2021) that explores really interesting feedback loops …

COVID Doom Scrolling

August 14th, 2021


In Episode 24, we discuss a paper by Andel, Arvan, & Shen (2021) that explores how consuming news about COVID-19 can make you more anxious and less engaged at work, but that work may serve as a reprieve from this …

The Ideal Stress

July 14th, 2021


In Episode 23, we discuss a paper by Schilbach, Baethge, & Rigotti (2021) that explores the effects of challenge-type stressors versus hindrance-type stressors on novel stress reactivity. They found that being …

Proactivity At Work Can Be Draining

June 25th, 2021


In Episode 22, we discuss a paper by Cangiano, Parker, and Ouyang (2021) that explores how proactivity and taking charge at work can make it hard to detach and recover at home. They found people who did take charge …

Reacting to Work-Family Conflict

June 8th, 2021


In Episode 21, we are joined by Dr. Kimberly French, and expert in work-family conflict (and Keaton's spouse). Keaton and Kim discuss a paper by Lawson, Lee, and Maric (2021) that explores the effects of reacting …

Empathetic Leaders and Negative Feedback

May 25th, 2021


In Episode 20, we discuss a paper by Simon and colleagues (2021) that explores how empathetic leaders suffer from giving negative feedback. Over the …

Get Some Sleep!

May 1st, 2021


In Episode 19, we discuss a paper by Henderson & Horan (2021) that explores how sleep impacts our performance on the job as well as our attitudes …

Self-Compassion During COVID

April 19th, 2021


In Episode 18, we discuss a paper by Andel, Shen, and our VERY OWN Arvan (2021) that explores how different types of job stress during the COVID-19 pandemic were linked to employee loneliness, which in turn predicted …

Can Job Insecurity Change Your Personality?

April 5th, 2021


In Episode 17, we discuss a paper by Wu, Wang, Parker, & Griffin (2020) that explores how prolonged job insecurity can change your personality. …

Dividing Work at Home

March 20th, 2021


In Episode 16, we discuss a paper by Shockley, Clark, Dodd, & King (2021) that explores how couples handled their work and family demands while navigating working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples who …

Balancing Work at Home

February 22nd, 2021


In Episode 15, we discuss a paper by Allen, Merlo, Lawrence, Slutsky, & Gray (2021) that explores how people balance work and non-work lives when …

COVID-19 Work Setbacks

January 30th, 2021


In Episode 14, we discuss a paper by Chong, Huang, and Chang (2020) that explores the impact of COVID-19 induced setbacks on work tasks on employees' …

It's Just a Phase

January 1st, 2021


In Episode 13, we discuss a paper by DiStaso and Shoss (2020) that examines how anticipated workload changes the relationship between current workload and emotional strain. Essentially, if you expect your workload to …

COVID-19, Work, and Family

December 5th, 2020


In episode 12, we discuss a paper by Vaziri, Casper, Wayne, & Matthews (2020) about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on how people navigate …

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

November 14th, 2020


In episode 11, we discuss a paper by Kuykendall, Craig, Stiksma, & Guarino (Online First) about the reasons people don't use all of their vacation days. People who feel they are generally able to disconnect from …

Mind the Science-Practice Gap (Crossover Episode with Workr Beeing)

November 5th, 2020


We are SO excited to bring you this special episode of Healthy Work. We are joined by one of our favorite podcasts Workr Beeing. If you like what we do, you'll love them! Together we talk about why it's hard for the …

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

October 30th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss a paper by Yu and Duffy (2020) about the effects of abusive supervision and how sometimes supervisors can make it seem like they're abusive to help you. Don't be an abusive supervisor, and …

Anything Good for Lunch?

October 17th, 2020


In Episode 9 of Healthy Work, we discuss a recent paper by Smith, Martinez, & Gettle (2020) that explores how the perceived and actual healthiness of the food offered in workplace cafeterias affects employee's …

Look Who's Talking (About Their Kids)

September 28th, 2020


In Episode 8 of Healthy Work, we discuss a recent paper by Du, Bakker, & Derks (2020) that found that having positive experiences with children, AND talking about them helped people perform better the next day at …

I Need a Drink

September 12th, 2020


In Episode 7 of Healthy Work, we discuss a recent paper by Sayre, Grandey, & Chi (2020) that tested how experiences at work lead to after-work drinking. Employees who tried to actually experience the emotions they …

Vacation Perfection

August 30th, 2020


In Episode 6 of Healthy Work, we discuss a recent paper by Horan, Flaxman, & Stride (in press) that examined the effects of vacation on exhaustion and negative mood. Unless employees were high in perfectionism and …

Your Supervisor Can Help You Sleep

August 15th, 2020


In Episode 5 of Healthy Work, we discuss a recent paper by Crain and colleauges (2019) that experimentally tested an intervention in the workplaced …

Don't Skip Lunch

August 1st, 2020


In Episode 4 of Healthy Work, we discuss a recent paper by Sianoja, Syrek, de Bloom, Korpela, & Kinnunen (2018) that tested how walking in a park or doing relaxation techniques during lunch breaks boost experiences …

Coworker Support and Physiological Stress

July 18th, 2020


In Episode 3 of Healthy Work, we discuss a recent paper by Baethge, Vahle-Hinz, & Rigotti that tests the effects of support from coworkers on a …

Sit-Stand Desks

July 4th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss a paper by Konradt, Heblich, Krys, Garbers, & Otte (2020) that tests the efficacy of sit-stand desks on employee health outcomes across 6 months. Sit-stand desks minimized aches and pains …


June 20th, 2020


In Episode 1 of Healthy Work, we discuss a paper published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology by Bennett, Gabriel, and Calderwood …

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