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The Intersection of Psychology and Globalization

The Intersection of Psychology and Globalization

Jeannette Diaz (Editor), Sabrina Zirkel (Editor), Sheri R. Levy (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-54283-5

Oct 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

205 pages

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This issue is an international, interdisciplinary, methodologically and theoretically diverse collection of original articles which address the psychological processes and outcomes of globalization.  The topics include political ideology and attitudes, intergroup relations, psychosocial well-being, social change efforts, and implications for psychological theory and social action.

-          Uses the concept of grounded globalization to presents descriptions of globalization from the perspective of various individuals and communities throughout the world.

-          Delves into aspects of globalization rarely discussed within psychology such as power, privilege, and the localized nature of global processes.

-          Invites us to places where the impact of globalization is manifest through the unseen hand of economic forces.

-          Presents various theoretical models to help psychologists research and understand the links between macro system processes and individual level dynamics.

-          Presents a highly diverse methodological orientation which includes structural equal modeling, historical analysis, case study approaches, national surveys, and participatory action research. 

-          Offers concrete suggestions for how psychologists can effectively respond to the challenges of globalization through research, teaching and action.