Introduction: The Psychology of Global Mobility.- Introduction: The Psychology of Global Mobility.- Context.- Human Mobility in a Global Era.- Mixed-Methods Approaches to Contextually Grounded Research in Settings of Armed Conflict and Natural Disaster.- Ethical Psychological Practice with Geographically Mobile Individuals and Groups.- Motives.- Mobility and Personality.- Identity and Global Mobility.- Global Mobility, Local Economy: It's Work Psychology, Stupid!.- The Psychology of Enforced Mobility.- Adjustment.- Global Mobility and Cross-Cultural Training.- Mobility and Acculturation.- Mobility and Inclusion.- New Settlement and Wellbeing in Oppressive Contexts: A Liberation Psychology Approach.- Performance.- Mobility and Careers.- Global Mobility and Bias in the Workplace.- Technology, Mobility, and Poverty Reduction.
Human mobility has been a defining feature of human social evolution. In a global community, the term "mobility" captures the full gamut of types, directions, and patterns of human movement. The psychology of mobility is important because movement is inherently behavioral. Much of the behavioral study of mobility has focused on the negative - examining the trauma of forced migration, or the health consequences of the lack of adaptation - but this work looks into the benefits of mobility, such as its impact on career capital and well-being. Recent years have witnessed a phenomenal increase in efforts to understand human mobility, by social scientists, think-tanks, and policymakers alike. The book focuses on the transformational potential of mobility for human development.
The book details the historical, methodological, and theoretical trajectory of human mobility (Context), followed by sections on pre-departure incentives and predispositions (Motivation), influences on acculturation, health and community fit (Adjustment), and changes in career capital, overcoming bias, and diaspora networks (Performance).
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