Jan is member of several professional networks in the Work and Organizational Psychology arena, such as APA,
BPS, AOM, SIOP, EAWOP, WAOP, EA-OHP,
ICOH, and ICOH-WOPS. Moreover, he is collaborating with scholars from Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, China, Belgium, USA,
Canada, South-Korea, Denmark, and Sweden. In the past he published over one-hundred scientific articles, books, chapters, paper and poster presentations, most of which can be downloaded from this website (see publications,
free downloads inclusive).
Picture: Bart van Overbeeke
“The most striking development, however, is the changing nature of work itself
and its increased psychosocial workload ("work stress"). Today for many
employees, work poses primarily mental and emotional demands, rather than
physical demands. The developments in work have changed the jobs of many
employees: these days, for instance, a car mechanic deals with complicated
electronic systems as well as with highly demanding clients. So work has changed
from manual to mental and emotional work.”
Jan's current teaching, research, and other activities are on Work and Organizational Psychology, Human Performance Management, as well as on Advanced Methods & Statistics.
Central theme is the optimization of performance at work and sports. Together with Christian Dormann he developed the Demand-Induced Strain Compensation (DISC) Model of job stress
(DISQ questionnaire inclusive). Furthermore, he has several editorial responsibilities for national and international scientific journals: 1) Editor of the
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
(JOOP); 2) Member of the Editorial Board of the Dutch journal 'Gedrag & Organisatie'
(Behavior & Organization);