Our symposium "Global human identification and global citizenship: meaning, predictors and social consequences" will take place online on Tuesday, 14th July 2020, at EDT 3:00 AM | CEST 9:00 AM, in a virtual room 3.
chair: Katarzyna Hamer, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
In recent years, research on individual differences in global human identification and global citizenship has intensified. The symposium focuses on these phenomena, their meaning, connections to other social identifications, their antecedents, and social consequences. All presentations explore these issues in different countries, taking various perspectives and methods. Authors of the first presentation in studies conducted on a Polish representative sample (N=1000) show that multicultural experiences hinder negative attitudes and enhance helping through identification with all humanity. Authors of the second presentation explore if meditating strengthens global identity and thereby encourages pro-environmental behaviour and climate policy support in two studies conducted on German samples (N=498). The author of the third presentation shows how patriotism and identification with all humanity relate to various psychological outcomes using data from 14,000+ U.S. citizens and 4.000+ non-U.S. citizens. Authors of the fourth presentation in five studies on Portuguese samples (N=589) explore the different meaning of global citizenship vs. human identities in people’s minds. Authors of the fifth presentation test how social identities at different levels (local, national, human) predict beliefs in immigrant conspiracy theories on an American sample (N=750). Taken together, the papers in this symposium will substantially contribute to our understanding of the meaning, predictors, and social consequences of global human identification, global citizenship, and other connected social identifications.
1) Multicultural Experiences Hinder Negative Attitudes and Enhance Helping through Identification with All Humanity - David J. Sparkman* (University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, United States); Katarzyna Hamer (Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland).
2) Meditating for connectedness? How a mind-body practice intervention impacts global identity and pro-environmental engagement - Laura S. Loy*, Alisa Scheuermann, Gerhard Reese (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany).
3) Patriotism – With and Without Identification with All Humanity - Sam McFarland* (Western Kentucky University, United States).
4) Unpacking all-inclusive identities: Different meanings of global citizenship vs. human identities - Margarida Carmona*, Rita Guerra, Denis Sindic (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa ISCTE-IUL, Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social, Portugal), Joep Hofhuis (Erasmus Research Center for Media, Communication, and Culture (ERMeCC), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands).
5) Different social identities, different mistrust: How local, national and global human identities predict immigrant conspiracy theories - Paul Bertin* (LAPCOS, Université Côté d’Azur, France), Sylvain Delouvée (LPC3, Université Rennes 2, France), Jan-Willem van Prooijen (Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands; The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, the Netherlands).
More information on the program: https://ispp.eventsair.com/2020-ispp-annual-meeting/schedule