Feeling Global, Acting Ethically: Global Identification and Fairtrade Consumption

  title={Feeling Global, Acting Ethically: Global Identification and Fairtrade Consumption},
  author={Gerhard Reese and Fabienne Kohlmann},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={106 - 98}
ABSTRACT Global identification has become a popular construct in recent psychological debate as it relates to harmonious intergroup relations and a caring for all humanity. Based on social identity theorizing, the current research tests whether global identification can also predict consumer choices, at the expense of lower personal benefit. Importantly, we assumed that concerns about global injustice represent a crucial component of that relation. We predicted that participants who identified… 

From Equality‐Based Respect to Environmental Activism: Antecedents and Consequences of Global Identity

Global identity reflects social identification with the world and the largest, most inclusive human ingroup and is generally associated with behavior that serves the world and all humans, such as

Identification With All Humanity: The role of self‐definition and self‐investment

Identification With All Humanity (IWAH) relates to higher levels of concern and supportive behavior toward the disadvantaged, stronger endorsement of human rights, and stronger responses in favor of

Global Human Identification and Citizenship: A Review of Psychological Studies

We review psychological research on global human identification and citizenship, Thomas Paine’s belief that “The world is my country, and all mankind are my brethren.” In turn, we review the

Globalisation and global concern: Developing a social psychology of human responses to global challenges

The process of globalisation has gained tremendous momentum over recent decades, resulting in unprecedented human interconnectedness and awareness of global concerns. The current special issue of the

Social Identities in a Globalized World

This review introduces globalization as a multifaceted process and elaborate its psychological effects with respect to identity, culture, and collective action and concludes that a focused application of psychological science to the study of these issues is overdue.

How do I see myself? A systematic review of identities in pro‐environmental behaviour research

Encouraging pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) is an environmental and societal concern. Encouraging PEB focussing on how consumers see themselves (their identity) has blossomed. However, a

Mapping Lay Perceptions of Contemporary Global Culture and Its Ideological and Political Correlates

Despite growing interest, the content and political correlates of contemporary global culture remain to be systematically explicated. Global culture is argued to be an extension of American-Western

Relationship of Sustainable Behavior, World-Mindedness, National and Global Identities, Perceived Environmental Risk and Globalization Impact Among College Students in the United States

Purpose This study examined the relationship of world-minded value orientation, national and global identities, perceived environmental risk and impact of globalization to self-reported sustainable

Global Identity Tensions for Global Leaders

A consequence of globalization is the deterritorialization of space, place, and territory, as well as culture and identity. Focusing on identity-in-context within externally imposed, integral, and



Global Social Identity and Global Cooperation

Results demonstrate that an inclusive social identification with the world community is a meaningful psychological construct that plays a role in motivating cooperation that transcends parochial interests.

Identification With All Humanity: The role of self‐definition and self‐investment

Identification With All Humanity (IWAH) relates to higher levels of concern and supportive behavior toward the disadvantaged, stronger endorsement of human rights, and stronger responses in favor of

A model of global citizenship: antecedents and outcomes.

Results of the present set of studies showed that global awareness and one's normative environment predicted identification with global citizens, and global citizenship predicted prosocial values of intergroup empathy, valuing diversity, social justice, environmental sustainability, intergroup helping, and a felt responsibility to act for the betterment of the world.

Justice and Identity: The Significance of Inclusion for Perceptions of Entitlement and the Justice Motive

After considering the role of identity in justice concerns, predictions derived from a categorization approach to distributive justice and Tyler et al.’s group value theory of procedural justice were

Individual Differences in Responses to Global Inequality

One of humanity's most pressing problems is the inequality between people from “developed” and “developing” countries, which counteracts joint efforts to combat other large scale problems. Little is

All humanity is my ingroup: a measure and studies of identification with all humanity.

These studies together show that identification with all humanity is more than an absence of ethnocentrism and its correlates and more than the presence of dispositional empathy, moral reasoning, moral identity, and the value of universalism.

Consumption as Voting: An Exploration of Consumer Empowerment

Purpose – Increasing numbers of consumers are expressing concerns about reports of questionable corporate practices and are responding through boycotts and buycotts. This paper compares competing

Research on Fair Trade Consumption—A Review

An overview and assessment of the current state of research on individual consumption of Fair Trade (FT) products is given on the basis of 51 journal publications. Arranging this field of ethical

Social identity as a useful perspective for self-concept–based consumer research

Psychology's study of the self-concept has generated numerous paradigms with different underlying assumptions. In this article it is argued that these assumptions must be considered before a

A social categorisation approach to distributive justice

In this chapter, I put forward an approach to distributive justice in terms of categorisation processes. It is assumed that a hierarchical set of social categorisations determine the identity of