International and Cultural Psychology

The Psychology of Global Mobility

Editors: Carr, Stuart C. (Ed.)

  • Includes chapters which connect studies of mobility and motivation with development studies and international health
  • Incorporates a global approach to the issue of mobility, taking into account various examples of mobility worldwide
  • Offers a synthesis that is both multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
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The history of human beings is the history of global mobility, as evinced by the long journeys taken by our prehistoric ancestors. And more people are currently on the move than ever before: over 200 million worldwide, a larger population than most of the world’s countries. The Psychology of Global Mobility explores the human dimensions behind the statistics—not only the stories of new immigrants and war refugees, but also business travelers, tourists, and students—for a distinctive guide to this ongoing evolution. This groundbreaking volume marks the coalescence of a newly-integrated field. It covers historical context (particularly the drastic changes of the past century); motives and behaviors associated with mobility; acculturation and other forms of adjustment; and social, political, and career capital gained by new settlers. A global long-view connects mobility to concepts of international health and human development, recognizing that both local and global knowledge are necessary for relevant, culturally-attuned practice and policy, the book: • Explains benefits as well as disadvantages of mobility. • Discusses the concept of the “mobile personality” and its real-world implications. • Describes multiple levels of methodological and ethical issues in research and practice. • Analyzes the effects of global mobility on local economies, including controversial “brain drain”/“brain gain” phenomena. • Considers the impact of information technology on physical mobility. • Provides a systems perspective on inclusion and well-being. • Offers detailed examples of interdisciplinary practice and service. The Psychology of Global Mobility is an essential text for cross-cultural psychologists, sociologists, policymakers, practitioners and researchers studying mobility, migration, and human development.

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“The Psychology of Global Mobility, was to assemble an international, multidisciplinary group of experts who could begin to quantify the psychological burden involved in human mobility, examine its benefits and disadvantages from the perspective of the person and the country, and provide an understanding of the drive for and result of global mobility. … Appropriate for both an academic and a practitioner audience … I would recommend as a text for a comprehensive discussion of geographic and virtual mobility for psychologists sociologists … .” (Judy E. Hall, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55 (32), December, 2010)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Psychology of Global Mobility

    Carr, Stuart C.

    Pages 1-19

  • Human Mobility in a Global Era

    Furnham, Adrian

    Pages 23-45

  • Mixed-Methods Approaches to Contextually Grounded Research in Settings of Armed Conflict and Natural Disaster

    Miller, Kenneth E.

    Pages 47-60

  • Ethical Psychological Practice with Geographically Mobile Individuals and Groups

    Davidson, Graham R.

    Pages 61-84

  • Mobility and Personality

    Frieze, Irene Hanson (et al.)

    Pages 87-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Global Mobility
Editors
  • Stuart C. Carr
Series Title
International and Cultural Psychology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6208-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6208-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6207-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2626-4
Series ISSN
1574-0455
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 342
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