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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
16 min read | February 6, 2023

Discover the 7 essential types of life skills you need

What skills do you need to get along in the real world? Discover the 7 categories of essential life skills you need to be happy, healthy, and successful. Read More
Well-being
17 min read | February 1, 2023

How to release endorphins and what they are

Endorphins function as natural pain relievers among other chemicals in our brain. Learn how to release endorphins to help you through difficult times. Read More
Consumer
17 min read | January 30, 2023

10 best job posting sites for employers with high-quality candidates

With hundreds of websites and candidates, it can feel impossible to find the right person for a position. Here are the best job posting sites for employers. Read More
Professional Development
14 min read | January 18, 2023

Saying yes: How to write an offer acceptance email

A carefully worded offer acceptance email is a great way to demonstrate gratitude and professionalism. Follow our eight tips for the perfect message. Read More
Consumer
13 min read | January 6, 2023

Understanding what commission pay is and how it affects a salary

New to commission-based work and wondering what commission pay is? Our guide outlines what this payment style is and how it affects your salary. Read More
Coaching
22 min read | January 2, 2023

What it means to be laid off from work and how to get through it

Getting laid off from work isn’t welcome news for anyone. Here’s what a layoff means and how to cope if you find yourself in this position. Read More
Consumer
12 min read | December 30, 2022

A guide to writing a functional resume that stands out

If you don’t have a lot of work experience or are switching industries, a functional resume is your ticket to catching a recruiter's attention. Read More
Well-being
13 min read | December 19, 2022

7 Tips on how to deal with rejection

Rejection hurts, but it doesn’t have to derail you. Learn how to deal with rejection with 7 simple tips that nurture self-esteem and boost confidence. Read More
Well-being
14 min read | December 9, 2022

What are green flags in relationships and how can you identify them?

We hear a lot about red flags, but what is are green flags in relationships, and why are they important to see if a new relationship has potential? Read More
Well-being
13 min read | December 7, 2022

Purpose of the emotion anger: how anger can actually be helpful

Wondering what the purpose behind the emotion anger is? Here’s your guide to understanding what anger is, how it’s helpful, and how to express it healthily. Read More
Well-being
12 min read | November 28, 2022

Putting The Brakes On – What To Do When You Can’t Stop Working

Put the brakes on workaholism and burnout by discovering what to do when you can’t stop working — without sacrificing your productivity or success at the office. Read More
Well-being
14 min read | November 25, 2022

Connect with your emotions: How to improve emotional maturity

Let’s learn how to improve emotional maturity. We’ll start by diving into what it means to be emotionally mature, and learning what immaturity looks like. Read More
Well-being
12 min read | November 25, 2022

How to develop the characteristics of a determined person

A guide on the characteristics of a determined person, and how to develop them for yourself. Learn why determination is important and where it stems from. Read More
Well-being
15 min read | November 23, 2022

What are happy hormones and how do they improve your life?

Have you ever wondered what happy hormones are? Discover what endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine are, what they do for you, and how to increase them. Read More