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Using the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Approach to Support Women in Science


Texas A&M University just received a grant from the National Science Foundation to set up a center that will help increase the representation and advancement of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) faculty positions.

How do they plan to do this?

It turns out that the cornerstone of their proposal for the center is “encouraging a psychologically healthy workplace.” In fact, they explicitly state that the center will be guided by APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace (PHW) principles.

You can read more about the program here.

It's exciting to see our PHW model serve as the foundation for a new program designed to promote employee and organizational outcomes, especially one that supports both science and diversity.

I look forward to hearing more about the center as they move forward with their efforts at A&M and hope to be able to share some of the lessons learned along the way.

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This page contains a single entry by Dr. David Ballard published on October 18, 2010 8:30 AM.

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