Using a social-psychological lens, The Psychology of Globalization underpins the necessity to focus on the psychological dimensions of globalization. Overviewing the theory and empirical research as it relates to globalization and psychology, the book focuses on two key domains: social identity and collective action, and political ideology and attitudes. These provide frameworks for addressing four specific topics: (a) environmental challenges, (b) consumer culture, (c) international security, as well as (d) transnational migration and intra-national cultural diversification.
Arguing that individuals’ social representation and behavior are altered by globalizing processes while they simultaneously contribute to these processes, thus influencing them, the authors seek an integrative approach, situating these psychological aspects of globalization in perspective vis-à-vis its economic, political, and cultural dimensions.
- Discusses how globalization affects our social identity and our relations to other people from other cultures
- Examines how individuals and groups influence processes of globalization through consumer choice
- Investigates how people deal with global challenges such as climate change, mass migration, and security issues
- Discusses terrorism in globalized culture
- Covers the environmental crises and our responses to them
Researchers and students in social, environmental, marketing, and political psychology. Secondary markets include those in Sociology, Political Science, and International Studies
1. Globalization and Global Concern
2. Globalization, Culture and Consumerism
3. Consumer Identities, Consumer Selfhood, and the Stability of Consumer Societies
4. The Interplay Between Social Identities and Globalization
5. A Political Psychology of Responses to Globalization
6. Collective Action in a Global Context
7. Social Identity and Responses to Global Crises
8. Social Identity and the Challenges of Migration and Multiculturalism
9. Psychology in the Nexus of Global Governance, Economies and Sustainability
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- © Academic Press 2019
- 1st March 2019
- Academic Press
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Gerhard Reese is Visiting Professor in Environmental Psychology [Full Professor from Winter 2016] at the University of Koblenz-Landau, investigating processes of social identity and environmental behavior in the frame of globalization.
Researcher, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Amir Rosenmann is a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel, now residing in Detroit, Michigan. His research focuses on issues of gender, social power and social identity, as those intersect with the processes of globalization and consumerism. His work is highly interdisciplinary, and has been featured in highly ranked journals in the fields of Social, Applied and Clinical Psychology, as well as in allied fields such as Women Studies and Sociology.
The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel
James E. Cameron is Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. His research focuses on the nature and consequences of social identification with respect to intergroup attitudes, collective action, psychological well-being, and globalization.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada