Work stress – concepts, theories, and data. What is ‘work stress’ and what does it do?

15th of December 2022
Online webinar

9.30-11.00 am CET (Central European Time)

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About this webinar

In this webinar, Professor Emeritus Stein Knardahl will give an overview of stress concepts and present a biopsychosocial framework of mechanisms of work and health. We will give an overview and critique of major models (theories) of work and health considering empirical results.

In addition, we will discuss the role of concepts and theories in communicating health risks: the potential for nocebo effects of information provided by health-care professionals and scientists.

NIVA 40 years

In 2022 NIVA celebrates 40 years of Nordic advanced education in occupational health and safety. During this celebration year, we will offer a series of webinars mirroring contemporary work life issues.

The webinars are free of charge. Welcome to join!

About the lecturer

Stein Knardahl, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway

  • Research director for the NIOH (2020-2022); Department director for occupational psychology and physiology (1993-2019); Norwegian defence research establishment; Dept of Psychology and the Cardiovascular Centre, University of Iowa, USA; Inst for physiological psychology, University of Bergen, Haukeland university hospital, Bergen; Internships.
  • Chaired and participated in research-evaluation committers and grant committees in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
  • Mentored 12 doctor degrees
  • Research predominantly on effects of psychological factors on health and performance:
    • Psychosocial work factors, consequences for health and work ability/disability.
    • Physical-mechanical work factors, consequences for musculoskeletal health.
    • Pain: psychophysiological mechanisms.
    • Assessment of psychological and social factors at work.
    • Effects of sustained operations (long working hours).
    • Regulation of the cardiovascular system (by the sympathoadrenal systems).
    • Behavioral and psychophysiological characteristics associated with arterial hypertension.
    • Effects of physical activity on lipid metabolism

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