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

    Introduction

    Economic Studies of Tourism

    Geographical Studies of Tourism

    Anthropological Studies of Tourism

    Sociological Studies of Tourism

    Other Travel Literature

    Summary

    References

    2. The Social Role of the Tourist

    Introduction

    Tourists and Others

    Some Refinements to the Tourist Role

    An Illustrative Study of Tourist Roles

    References

    3. An Approach to Tourist Motivation

    Introduction

    Historical Approaches to Travel Motivation

    Contemporary Approaches to Travel Motivation

    References

    4. Social Contact Between Tourists and Hosts

    Introduction

    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

    References

    5. Tourists and the Environment

    Introduction

    Conceptions of Tourist Environments

    Attitude Change to Tourist Environments

    Environmental Interpretation and Orientation

    Maps and Orientation

    References

    6. Inside the Tourists' Perspective

    Introduction

    The Social Role of the Tourist

    Tourist Motivation

    The Social Contact between Tourist and Host

    Tourists and the Environment

    Overview

    References

    7. Research Directions

    References

    Index


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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