- About the Contributors
- Introduction: Theoretical Foundations of Political Psychology
- Personality Approaches to Political Behavior
- Childhood and Adult Political Development
- Degrees of Rationality in Politics
- Behavioral Decision-Making
- Emotion and Political Psychology
- Toward an Evolutionarily Informed Political Psychology
- Genetic Foundations of Political Behavior
- Political Rhetoric
- Psychology and Foreign Policy Decision-Making
- Perceptions and Image Theory in International Relations
- Threat Perception in International Relations
- Crisis Management
- Personality Profiles of Political Elites
- Psychobiography: “the Child is Father of the man”
- Conflict Analysis and Resolution
- Political Information Processing
- Political Communication: Form and Consequence of the Information Environment
- Political Ideology
- Social Justice
- Networks, Interdependence, and Social Influence in Politics
- Political Deliberation
- From Group Identity to Political Cohesion and Commitment
- Social Movements and the Dynamics of Collective Action
- Prejudice and Politics
- Migration and Multiculturalism
- Discrimination Conditions, Consequences, and “Cures”
- The Psychology of Intractable Conflicts: Eruption, Escalation, and Peacemaking
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter provides an overview of research on migration and multiculturalism from the perspective of political psychology. The first section historically frames the two major modes of migrant incorporation, assimilation and multiculturalism. The second section summarizes research on the psychological dynamics involved in the migrant experience, in particular migrant identities, acculturation and adaptation in receiving societies, as well as intergroup approaches to acculturation and multiculturalism. The third part analyzes the role of various forms of threat perceptions for the attitudes and beliefs of majority populations in receiving societies. The fourth section presents recent multilevel research on the effects of contextual factors on attitudes toward immigration. In the conclusion, ongoing and future challenges for research on migration and multiculturalism are outlined.
Eva G. T. Green is senior lecturer in social psychology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Winner of several grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, she has extensively published on prejudice and immigration attitudes, national identity and social representations.
Christian Staerklé is Associate Professor of Social psychology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He has widely published on intergroup attitudes, cultural beliefs and political legitimacy and has obtained many research grants from national and international research organisations. Staerklé is co-director of the social psychology graduate school of the universities of Geneva and Lausanne.
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