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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Social Psychology of Tourism

ISBN 9780367752873
Published May 23, 2022 by Routledge
358 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 
8. Travel Career Pattern Theory of Motivation 
Hera Oktadiana and Manisha 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. What Influences Attitude Change? Tourist Satisfaction, Motivation, Personality, Tolerance Level, Contact Situation (Level, Type, Frequency) 
Bekir Eşitti 
17. Social/Cultural Distance and Its Reflectıons on Tourism 
Aysen Ercan Iştin 
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 Özkul and Gozde Turktarhan 
25. Attitudes and Behaviors of Tourism Employees at Work and among Co-Workers 
Irene Huertas-Valdivia 
26. 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 the 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 Associate Professor in the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at Sirnak University, Turkey. He completed his doctorate at Akdeniz University. His research interests are destination, tourism management, organizational behavior and the social psychology of tourism. He is referee for many important journals. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Issues (JOHTI).