Understanding the COVID-19 tourist psyche: The Evolutionary Tourism Paradigm

Kock, Florian, Nørfelt, Astrid, Josiassen, Alexander, Assaf, A. George, and Tsionas, Mike G. (2020) Understanding the COVID-19 tourist psyche: The Evolutionary Tourism Paradigm. Annals of Tourism Research, 85. 103053.

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Abstract

Studies across the social sciences are making increasing use of an evolutionary perspective. Yet, despite its potential, the application of evolutionary psychology in tourism research is scant. Evolutionary psychology is arguably one of the most useful approaches to understanding the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the tourist's psyche. This research highlights, explains, and empirically demonstrates the vast untapped potential of this perspective for post-COVID-19 tourism research. The authors develop an Evolutionary Tourism Paradigm, which is based on biological epistemology and theory to address questions in post-COVID-19 tourism research. This paradigm is brought to life through a developed ocean and islands model, and its utility for future research endeavors on the Coronavirus pandemic is empirically demonstrated in two studies.

Item ID: 73576
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: Behavioral immune system, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Evolutionary psychology, Ocean and islands model
Copyright Information: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 01:33
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110402 Socio-cultural issues in tourism @ 100%
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