About this Research Topic
While research on global human identification has increased rapidly in recent years, many political scientists and psychologists still do not know these constructs and research. We believe that a Research Topic on this topic will introduce these important constructs to many and stimulate further important research regarding them.
Much is still to be learned about the roots and manifestations of global human identification. Why do some persons identify with all humanity while others do not? How can it be taught in childhood or adolescence, and how can it be enlarged among adults? What factors facilitate or impede its development? What is its role in international organizations? How is it shaped by culture and globalization processes? Previous studies have shown many positive behaviors and attitudes associated with global human identification (e.g. a greater concern for human rights; giving to international charities; concern for the global environment; forgiving former national enemies). Other important associations are perhaps not yet identified.
We will solicit studies that explore the roots and various consequences of global human identification in an international context and methods to develop and enlarge this level of identification.
We propose a broad scope of the Research Topics, including various themes from different disciplines.
Specifically, contributors could address the following topics:
- the roots of global human identification;
- how can it be taught in childhood or adolescence; what factors facilitate or impede its development?
- how can it be enlarged among adults?
- social consequences of global human identification, regarding various topics, including human rights attitudes, prejudice, dehumanization, prosocial behaviors, environmental attitudes and behaviors, political attitudes, and others;
- the methods and effects of situational activation of global human identification;
- potential cultural differences in global human identification;
- the role of global human identification in international organizations;
- global human identification and globalization.
We invite various types of manuscripts, including Original Research, Review, Systematic Review, Brief Research Reports, Conceptual Analysis, Hypothesis, and Theory.
Keywords: global identity, identification with all humanity, social identity, superordinate identities, globalization
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