Title

The Psychological Science of Globalization

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

7-2014

Abstract

Globalization refers to the global integration of regional economies, societies, and cultures through international trade, capital flows, advanced communication technology, and migration. Globalization's rapid increases in interdependencies among regional economies, societies, and cultures have resulted in unprecedented opportunities for multicultural interactions. This chapter proposes an integrated theoretical framework and research agenda for a psychological science of globalization that focuses on individuals' understanding of globalization and how they relate to the cultural implications of globalization. The chapter examines individuals' lay theories of and attitudes toward globalization and possible psychological reactions to global culture, ranging from appreciative integrative responses to foreign culture to nationalistic exclusionary responses. An in-depth analysis is provided of conditions that mitigate and facilitate these reactions, as well as a review of areas of further study, such as the emerging notions of cosmopolitan and global identities, and ramifications relating to the media, international relations, and social health.

Keywords

lay theories of globalization, integrative responses, exclusionary responses, cosmopolitanism

Discipline

Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity

Editor

V. Benet-Martínez & Y. Y. Hong

First Page

181

Last Page

201

ISBN

9780199796694

Identifier

10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199796694.013.022

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City or Country

Oxford

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199796694.013.022

Comments

Y-y. Hong & V. Benet-Martinez (Eds.)