Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie

Workplace interventions

Recent changes in the economic, technological and social organization of work have lead to increasing demands on both organizations and their employees. Employees contribute significantly to the success of the organization, and so, it is important for organizations to enhance their strengths and meet their work-related needs. If an employee has enough resources to deal with the work requirements, s/he can better manage challenges in everyday work.
Since the 1990s, psychology researchers have been investigating the internal and contextual factors that make a person happy or enhance a person’s level of happiness. This field of psychological research, called Positive Psychology, examines factors such as well-being and satisfaction (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005). It focuses on building personal resources and positive qualities in life. Occupational health psychologists have recently followed this approach in taking a more resource-oriented perspective when studying the effect of work experiences on employee well-being.
Selected Key Publications

Clauß, E., Hoppe, A., O'Shea, D., Gonzales-Morales, G., Steidle, A. & Michel, A. (2018). Promoting Personal Resources and Reducing Exhaustion through Positive Work Reflection among Caregivers. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), 127 - 140. Doi: 10.1037/ocp000006310.1037 

Hoppe, A. & Michel, A. (2021). Positive Interventionen im Arbeitskontext: Positives Denken, positive kognitive Umbewertung, Genießen und Dankbarkeit. In: A. Michel & A. Hoppe (Hrsg.) Handbuch Gesundheitsförderung bei der Arbeit. Springer: Berlin.

Lennefer, T., Reis, D., Lopper, E., & Hoppe, A. (2020). A step away from impaired well-being: a latent growth curve analysis of an intervention with activity trackers among employees. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 1–14,

Michel & A. Hoppe (Hrsg.) Handbuch Gesundheitsförderung bei der Arbeit: Interventionen für Individuen, Teams und Organisationen. Springer: Berlin.