This comprehensive and accessible textbook overviews the applications of social psychology to a wide range of problems and issues in contemporary society. With internationally respected contributors who survey the major developments in their fields, this practical guide incorporates advice, examples and reading lists. The first part of the book outlines a number of general frameworks that inform the applications of social psychology, namely language, attitudes, decision-making and survey research; Part Two focuses on major behavioural domains, including health and economic behaviour; Part Three explains the relationship between social psychology and social institutions, highlighting, for instance, the media, law and politic

Culture and Migration

Culture and Migration

Culture and migration
GünterBierbrauer and PaulPedersen

The increased volume of international migration is a major challenge to the world's social, political and economic systems. It is estimated that there are about 100 million immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrant workers living outside their country of origin (Russel & Teitelbaum, 1992). It is expected that this number will rise sharply in the next millennium. Poverty, wars, political persecution and ecological disasters are among the main driving forces creating mass migration and these are increasing in frequency as well as intensity. Immigration has risen to the top of the international agenda because of ...

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