Toward a social psychology of globalization

Chi yue Chiu*, Peter Gries, Carlos J. Torelli, Shirley Y Y CHENG

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    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 reactions 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 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 inquiry into the psychology of globalization.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)663-676
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Social Issues
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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    • Social Sciences(all)


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