The psychology of tourism

Pearce, Philip L. (2018) The psychology of tourism. In: Cooper, Chris, Volo, Serena, Gartner, William C., and Scott, Noel, (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management: theories, concepts and disciplinary approaches to tourism. Sage, London, UK, pp. 102-117.

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[Extract] 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 (Fumham, 2008; Martin et al., 20 l3). 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.

Item ID: 61380
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-1-5264-6112-4
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Copyright Information: © Philip L. Pearce 2018
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 03:20
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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