This issue is an international, interdisciplinary, methodologically and theoretically diverse collection of original articles which address the psychological processes and outcomes of globalization. The topics include political ideology and attitudes, intergroup relations, psychosocial well-being, social change efforts, and implications for psychological theory and social action.
- Uses the concept of grounded globalization to presents descriptions of globalization from the perspective of various individuals and communities throughout the world.
- Delves into aspects of globalization rarely discussed within psychology such as power, privilege, and the localized nature of global processes.
- Invites us to places where the impact of globalization is manifest through the unseen hand of economic forces.
- Presents various theoretical models to help psychologists research and understand the links between macro system processes and individual level dynamics.
- Presents a highly diverse methodological orientation which includes structural equal modeling, historical analysis, case study approaches, national surveys, and participatory action research.
- Offers concrete suggestions for how psychologists can effectively respond to the challenges of globalization through research, teaching and action.
About the Author:
Jeannette Diaz, PhD, is Assistant professor of Psychology at University of West Georgia. She is currently part of international team developing a community based mental health program in rural Haiti. Dr. Diaz has published in the areas of intergroup relations, community development, and humanistic psychology. She is currently researching and writing in the area of global consciousness, global mental health, social justice, and critical community psychology.
Sabrina Zirkel, PhD is the Abbie Valley Professor of Education in the School of Education at Mills College, Oakland, CA. A fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the American Psychological Association, she has written extensively on issues of race, racism, and ethnic diversity in education in both psychology and education journals, including Social Issues and Policy Review, Teachers College Record, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Journal of Social Issues, Urban Review, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Her research is focused on creating multiethnic school settings that are effective for all students.