Social Psychology of Globalization: Journal of Social Issues

Social Psychology of Globalization: Journal of Social Issues

Social Psychology of Globalization: Journal of Social Issues

Social Psychology of Globalization: Journal of Social Issues

Synopsis

In most parts of the world, globalization has become an unstoppable and potent force that impacts everday life and international relations. These articles in this book address the questions of how people make sense of and respond to globalization and its sociocultural ramifications; how people defend the integrity of their heritage cultural identities against the "culturally erosive" effects of globalization, and how individuals harness creative insights from their interactions with global cultures. The new theoretical insights and revealing empirical analyses presented in this issue set the stage for an emergent interdisciplinary inquirty into the psychology of globalization.

Excerpt

Chi-yue Chiu

Nanyang Technological University

Peter Gries

University of Oklahoma

Carlos J. Torelli

University of Minnesota

Shirley Y. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong Baptist University

In most parts of the world, globalization has become an unstoppable and potent force that impacts everyday life and international relations. the articles in this issue draw on theoretical insights from diverse perspectives (clinical psychology, consumer research, organizational behavior, political psychology, and cultural psychology) to offer nuanced understanding of individuals’ psychological reac tions to globalization in different parts of the world (Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Mainland China, Singapore, Switzerland, United States, Taiwan). These articles address the questions of how people make sense of and respond to globaliza tion and its sociocultural ramifications; how people defend the integrity of their heritage cultural identities against the “culturally erosive” effects of globaliza tion, and how individuals harness creative insights from their interactions with global cultures. the new theoretical insights and revealing empirical analyses presented in this issue set the stage for an emergent interdisciplinary inquiry into the psychology of globalization.

At the turn of the century, Albert Bandura (2001) noted that societies today are undergoing drastic social, informational, and technological changes, and that

Correspondences concerning this article should be addressed to Chi-yue Chiu, S3–01C-81, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 [e-mail: cychiu@ntu.edu.sg]

This article was supported by a research grant awarded to Chi-yue Chiu by National Science Foundation Grant (NSF bcs 07–43119).

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