Improving Employee Emotions and Emotion Regulation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Presented By: Carolyn Winslow, Ph.D.

Employee affect (i.e., emotion) has the capacity to influence a wide range of organizationally-valued outcomes, including performance, creativity, decision-making, group dynamics, turnover, and behavior. Organizational scholars have begun to evaluate the effectiveness of various strategies for making substantive improvements to employee emotional well-being and emotion regulation.


This webinar will explore the role employee affect plays in organizational life, and methods for improving emotional well-being in organizations. In particular, attention will paid to self-guided activities (e.g., gratitude journaling, practicing kindness) that can serve as an alternative (or complement to) organization-level efforts, and traditional person-focused initiatives such as stress management training.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between employee emotional experiences and organizationally-valued outcomes

  • List several organization- and person-focused strategies for improving employee emotional experiences

  • Review research on the effectiveness of self-guiding emotion regulation strategies

  • Discuss opportunities for future research on employee affect and emotion regulation


Carolyn Winslow, Ph.D. is an industrial/organizational psychologist and researcher at Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at the University of California, Berkeley. Her program of research has focused on exploring ways of and enhancing employee well-being through the cultivation of positive feelings, behaviors, and cognitions, as well as through mitigation of the harmful effects of negative emotions and work stress. She has also conducted research on a variety of other organizational psychology topics, including diversity and inclusion, leadership, teams, job attitudes, and job performance. In her research, she uses a variety of methodological approaches, including experimental, meta-analytic, survey, and qualitative research designs to appropriately capture dynamic and complex phenomena occurring in organizations. Her applied experience includes development of assessments for organizations of various sizes in both the public and private sectors. She also has experience designing and evaluating performance management systems and health and stress management programs.


Industrial Hygienists: ABIH® Diplomats may be eligible to earn up to 1.0 contact hours. Visit for more information.

Safety Professionals: Certified Safety Professionals may be eligible to earn up to 1.0 contact hours by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Visit for more information.

This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces UC Berkeley.

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