The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour

The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour

International Series in Experimental Social Psychology

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Author: Philip L. Pearce
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146676

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The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour is a seven-chapter book that describes tourists, tourism, and tourist psychology. The book particularly explores economic, geographical, anthropological, and sociological studies of tourism. Subsequent chapters look into the social role of tourist; an approach to tourist motivation; social contact between tourists and hosts; and environmental settings of tourist behavior. The book will be useful for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and relevant practitioners, and in some cases for a rather broader public in the field of social psychology.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Tourists, Tourism and Tourist Psychology I


    Economic Studies of Tourism

    Geographical Studies of Tourism

    Anthropological Studies of Tourism

    Sociological Studies of Tourism

    Other Travel Literature



    2. The Social Role of the Tourist


    Tourists and Others

    Some Refinements to the Tourist Role

    An Illustrative Study of Tourist Roles


    3. An Approach to Tourist Motivation


    Historical Approaches to Travel Motivation

    Contemporary Approaches to Travel Motivation


    4. Social Contact Between Tourists and Hosts


    An Analysis of Tourist-Host Contact Situations

    Attempts to Improve Tourist-Host Contact Difficulties

    Host Perceptions of Tourists

    Tourists' Perceptions of the Local People

    The Large-scale Surveys

    Small-scale Social Psychological Studies of Tourist Attitude Change


    5. Tourists and the Environment


    Conceptions of Tourist Environments

    Attitude Change to Tourist Environments

    Environmental Interpretation and Orientation

    Maps and Orientation


    6. Inside the Tourists' Perspective


    The Social Role of the Tourist

    Tourist Motivation

    The Social Contact between Tourist and Host

    Tourists and the Environment



    7. Research Directions



Product details

  • No. of pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146676

About the Author

Philip L. Pearce

About the Editor

Michael Argyle

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