Erin Eatough, PhD

Sr. Insights Manager
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Dr. Erin Eatough is an occupational health psychologist who has published research on employee well-being in over 30 outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and has been featured in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review. Erin currently serves BetterUp in translating data to insight and helps to bring the science of BetterUp to life through content marketing. Erin received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.

Before BetterUp, Erin was a professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and two young children. When not working, you can find her and her family on adventures in their tiny home on wheels, a converted Sprinter van.

Latest posts by Erin Eatough, PhD
8 min read | June 17, 2022

Women experience increased stress in male-dominated industries

Significantly more women working in male-dominated industries report feelings of stress and experiences of being “on edge” than peers working in non-male-dominated... Read More
Research & Insights
8 min read | June 9, 2022

Love them or hate them, meetings promote social learning and growth

New research shows how synchronous interactions (aka: meetings) support employee learning and growth better than alternatives like email and chat. Read More
Research & Insights
8 min read | May 31, 2022

The surprising, far-reaching effects of fumbling during a crisis

The pandemic has taught us meaningful lessons about the far-reaching impact of clumsy crisis response on employees' development, planning and commitment. Read More
Well-being
29 min read | May 26, 2022

LGBTQ acceptance across the globe: 5 ways to encourage change

People worldwide are largely divided over LGBTQ acceptance. Here’s what acceptance looks like in the U.S., and 5 ways you can be an ally. Read More
Professional Development
19 min read | May 18, 2022

Learn how to be your own best ally for reaching your goals

What is self-motivation, and how can you use it to achieve your goals? Here’s your guide to pushing yourself and getting things done. Read More
Well-being
20 min read | May 13, 2022

How to set goals and achieve them: 10 strategies for success

Knowing how to set goals and achieve them is an important process. Goal setting is powerful for creating motivation and giving clarity. Here’s why. Read More
Research & Insights
9 min read | April 29, 2022

Having “too many” interests isn’t holding you back, it’s launching you forward

Data reveals that being exposed to and coached in multiple areas helps people learn and grow faster than those that focus on only a few areas. Read More
Leadership & Management
16 min read | April 26, 2022

What is the open-door policy workplace and does it still work?

Wondering what the open-door policy workplace is? Here’s what you should know and why you should adopt this policy at your company. Read More
Well-being
14 min read | April 19, 2022

Feeling overworked? Spot the symptoms and take charge

Overworking yourself impacts us psychologically and physically. Learn how to avoid burnout, spot overworked symptoms, and have a healthy relationship with your work. Read More
Research & Insights
9 min read | April 5, 2022

Believe it or not, not everyone wants to work from home. Here’s why.

Remote and hybrid work arrangements are quickly becoming the new normal. But not everyone is excited about the prospect of working from home indefinitely. Read More
Well-being
12 min read | April 5, 2022

One life skill everybody needs: Learn how to stand up for yourself

Learn how to stand up for yourself and why it doesn’t have to be full of conflict and arguments. Plus, see how it helps your well-being. Read More
Research & Insights
12 min read | March 30, 2022

Data show fears of backlash still keep workers on the job

Despite rising mental health issues, workers fear that taking time off will cause a backlash from their employer. Read More
Research & Insights
10 min read | March 22, 2022

Difficult to get and not widely available, paid parental leave eludes many working parents

When it comes to paid parental leave, half of working parents either don’t have access to it or are unaware of what is available to them. Read More
Well-being
14 min read | March 22, 2022

Grey rocking: Why this approach works for a minute (and when it doesn't)

Learn what grey rocking is and why you might use this technique for managing toxic behaviors in life and the workplace. It has its limitations. Read More