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Psychology of Tourism

Psychology of Tourism
Philip L. Pearce


It is daunting for many tourism researchers to open a large psychology textbook, even an introductory one. The topics and concepts tumble across the pages: perception, motivation, learning, cognition, emotion, memory, personality, intelligence, decision making, attitudes, and group behaviour (Furnham, 2008; Martin et al., 2013). They are all enticing chapters. Most seem applicable to those who study facets of either the travel experience of tourists or the actions and thoughts of those who organise and manage that travel.

The separation of the topics in psychology is of course partly an artefact of text-book writing. In reality, the study of the lived experiences of individuals, including tourists, requires a recognition that these individual psychological ...

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