CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF TOURISM

EDITORS: Dogan GURSOY (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Sedat ÇELİK (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Studies and books that investigated participation in tourism and its impacts have mainly focused on economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts (Gannon et al., 2020; Liu & Var, 1986; Lundberg, 2017; Rivera et al., 2016; Stylidis, 2018; Su & Swanson, 2020; Yoon et al., 2001). Furthermore, tourism is mostly seen as a development tool. A number of studies and books have investigated participation in tourism through the lenses of sociological (Ap, 1992) and psychological (Plog, 1974) theories. However, social psychological effects of tourism have not been adequately researched even though the social psychological effects of tourism can be much more important than economic effects for many destinations, especially for destinations where conflicts among different stakeholders may exist. Thus, it is important to investigate whether economic benefits or the social cohesion should play a bigger role in evaluating the role of tourism in destination development. Even though studies argue that tourism reduces / increases bias and changes stereotypes, critical examination of these issues within the scope of social psychological theories remains limited. The relationship between tourism and social psychology has not been fully investigated. Thus, this theoretical and conceptual book aims to investigate social psychological effects of tourism within the scope of social psychology theories.

This proposed book will include four main themes. The first part will investigate the relationships between tourism and social psychology. The second part will discuss tourism within the framework of psychology, sociology, and social psychology theories. The third section will focus specifically on the impact of travel on attitude change, while the fourth section will deal with social psychology issues from the perspective of tourism businesses, customers, and employees.

The proposed chapters are listed below. If you are interested in writing one of the available chapters or if you would like to propose a chapter, please contact Sedat Celik (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Dogan Gursoy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before deadline.

Proposed Chapters

  1. Main Issues

A1. The differences between the fields of psychology, sociology and social psychology?

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A2. The relationship between tourism and sociology, psychology and social psychology

A3. The impacts of tourism (economic, environment, social, cultural and social psychological)

Assigned to an author

  1. Tourism within the Framework of Theories of Social Psychology/Sociology/Psychology

B1. Tourism within the framework of Allport's theory of Contact Hypothesis

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B2. Mere exposure effect and tourism relationship

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B3. Social impact-adaptation theory and tourism

B4. Social exchange theory and tourism

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B5. Social representation theory and tourism

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B6. Theories in explaining travel motivations (career ladder theory, Maslow's 7 hierarchy etc.)

     B7. Social comparison theory and tourism

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  1. Traveling and Attitude Change

C1. Attitude conception and how do attitudes change? Social psychological perspective

C2. The use of social psychology theories in explaining tourist-tourist-residents’ interactions

C3. Does traveling change attitudes? How and what affect these changes?

C4. Does traveling/tourism impact on prejudice, discrimination, assimilation, genocide, segregation, integration?

C5. The relationship between tourism and world peace/conflict.

C6. Does tourist’s satisfaction, motivation, personality, tolerance level, contact situation-level, type-frequency impact on attitude change?

C7. Cultural/social distance and its reflections on tourism

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C8. Relations between social culture, norms and values and attitude changes

C9. Culture shock experiences of tourists

C10. Social distance between tourists, which tourist does not want which tourist?

  1. Social Psychological Issues in Tourism Business

D1. Social-psychological issues in tourism business (general evaluation)

D2. Attitudes of employees in tourism businesses and social psychological evaluations

D3. Attitudes between employees in tourism business

D4. Attitudes of employees on tourist groups

D5. Attitudes (stereotype and prejudice) of local people towards seasonal tourism workers

D6. Social-psychological background of discrimination (gender, labor, nepotism etc.) and its reflections on tourism

  1. Authors suggestions

E1. How attribution theory can affect tourist experiences and satisfaction.

Assigned to an author

E2. Does halal tourism-specific demonstration effect matter? An acculturation theory perspective

Assigned to an author

 

Structure of chapters

Each chapter is envisaged to be 6,000 to 7,000 words making the book length approximately 200,000 words.

All chapter will follow the APA 7 reference style.

 

Tentative Timeline

Abstract (proposal, outlines, idea) submission: November 15, 2020

Response to authors: November 30, 2020

Full chapter submission deadline: May 30, 2021

Draft book completion: July 30, 2021

 

If you are interested in writing one of the available chapters or if you would like to propose a chapter, please send a 300-word abstract together with a 100-word bio-note for each author/s. to Dogan Gursoy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Sedat Celik (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before deadline.