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Routledge Handbook of Social Psychology of Tourism

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ISBN 9780367752873
April 28, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
384 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The impacts of tourism, an increasingly crucial area of study amongst researchers, are primarily investigated through economic, socio-cultural or environmental perspectives. The social psychological effects of tourism have not been adequately researched despite often being much more important for many destinations, especially where conflicts among different stakeholders exist. This book investigates the social psychological effects of tourism within the scope of social psychology theory.

This book introduces the concept of social psychology, as distinct from psychology and sociology, and its relationship to tourism, examines tourism within various theoretical frameworks e.g. career ladder theory and Maslow's 7 hierarchy, explores the ways in which tourism changes attitudes, and finally, investigates social psychological issues in tourism business.

It is an important resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and relevant practitioners in the field of tourism, and in some cases for a broader public in the field of social psychology.

Table of Contents

1. Psychology, Sociology, and Social Psychology

Hacer Harlak

2. The Relationship Between Tourism and Sociology, Psychology and Social Psychology

Çağri Erdoğan

3. The Effects of Tourism: Economic, Environmental, Social, Cultural, Social Psychological

Emrah Öztürk

4. Tourism, Prejudice, Stereotypes, And Personal Contact: Gordon Allport´s Contributions to Tourism Research.

Maximiliano E Korstanje

5. Mere Exposure Effect and Tourism Relationship

Erhan Coşkun

6. Social Exchange Theory and Tourism

Ali Doğantekin

7. Social Representation Theory and Tourism

Selami Gültekin

  1. 8. Travel Career Pattern Theory of Motıvatıon
  2. Hera Oktadıana and Manısha Agarwal

9. Social Comparison Theory and Tourism

Volkan Genç and Seray Gülertekin Genç

10. Hotel CSR May Not Always Lead to Positive Outcomes: The Role of Attributions About Motives Behind CSR Initiatives

Erhan Boğan and Yakup Kemal Özekici

11. Attitudes in Tourism and Traveling as a Tool/ Instrument for Attitude Change

Nisan Yozukmaz and Burhan Kiliç

12. Explaining Intergroup and Intragroup Dynamics in Tourism: A Social Identity Approach

P. Monica Chien and Wanting Sun

13. Travel and Transformation: An Examination Of Tourists’ Attitude Changes

Jessica Mei Pung

14. Does Tourism Impact on Prejudice, Discrimination, Assimilation, Genocide, Segregation, Integration?

Buket Buluk Eşitti and Erol Duran

15. Re-Examining the Tourism and Peace Nexus: A Social Network Theory Perspective

Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh

16. Does Tourists’ Satisfaction, Motivation, Personality, Tolerance Level, Contact Situation -Level-Type-Frequency Impact on Attitude Change?

Bekir Eşitti

17. Socıal / Cultural Dıstance And Its Reflectıons on Tourısm

Aysen Ercan İştin

18. Inbound Tourism and Alteration in Social Culture, Norms, and Community Attitudes in the Tourism Industry: The South Asian Experiences

Sakib Bin Amin, Farhan Khan, Shah Zahidur Rahman, and Birsen Bulut Solak

19. Culture Shock Experiences of Tourists: A Transformative Perspective

Nagihan Cakmakoglu Arici

20. Tourist-To-Tourist Interaction (Tti): A Social Distance Perspective

Seda Sökmen and Medet Yolal

21. Value Typology in The Context of the Tourism Sector

Üzeyir Kement

22. Impact of Overtourism on Residents

Sebastian Amrhein, Gert-Jan Hospers, and Dirk Reiser

23. The Dyadic Influence of Personal and Cultural Factors on Tourism and Hospitality

Erdogan Koc, Elif Yolbulan Okan, and Fulya Acikgoz

24. Social-Psychological Issues in Tourism Business

Emrah Ozkul and Gozde Turktarhan

25. Attitudes and Behaviors of Tourism Employees at Work and Among Co-Workers

Irene Huertas-Valdivia

26. D5 Attitudes (Stereotype and Prejudice) of Local People Towards Seasonal Tourism Workers

Zanete Garanti and Galina Berjozkina

27. Social-Psychological Background of Discrimination and Its Reflections on Tourism

Filiz Gümüş Dönmez and Serkan Aylan

Conclusions: Tourism and Social Psychology

Dogan Gursoy and Sedat Çelik

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Dogan Gursoy, PhD is the Taco Bell Distinguished Professor in Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University in the School of Hospitality Business Management and the editor of Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management. He is also the recipient of the 2021 ICHRIE Lifetime Research Achievement Award and the 2019 University of Delaware's Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award.


Sedat Çelik, PhD is Assoc. Prof in the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at Şırnak University/Turkey. He is completed his doctorate at Akdeniz University. His research interests are destination, tourism management, organizational behaviour and social psychology of tourism. He is referee for many important journals. Also he is Editor in Chief of Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Issues (JOHTI).