Biography:

One of their most recent publications is Psychology and tourism. Which was published in journal Annals of Tourism Research.

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Philip L. Pearce's Articles: (5)

Psychology and tourism

AbstractThe diversity of psychological studies of tourism is presented by following divisions or levels of analysis within the discipline of psychology. The review offers a broad canvas of the range of psychology studies rather than detailed analysis of particular elements or features. The analysis of psychology's contribution to tourism proceeds by considering psycho-biological and ergonomic studies, cognition, individual difference approaches, and the work in social psychology as applied to tourism. Select environmental and cross-cultural studies are also reviewed. Future prospects for psychology and tourism are outlined and a particular emphasis on the value of multivariate models of tourist behavior is made.

ArticleThe Legacy of Kevin Lynch: Research implications

AbstractTourism studies can benefit from the addition of new conceptual approaches from influential multidisciplinary scholars. The work of Kevin Lynch, a planner and designer, represents one such tradition of scholarship. His work is reviewed and his influence on two major areas of inquiry — environmental psychology and general planning — is outlined. Lynch's actual and potential contribution to tourism studies is seen to be both methodological (such as the use of cognitive maps, ideagrams, and user perspectives) and conceptual, including an emphasis on regional distinctiveness, human scale evaluation, the meaning of place and time, and the sensory qualities of well-designed environments.

Invited ArticleMinds On The Move: New Links From Psychology To Tourism

AbstractThis review, which is organised according to key themes, suggests that tourism researchers can profit from contemporary developments in mainstream psychology. The themes addressed are motivation and destination choice, attitudes and satisfaction, memory, and personal growth. Patterned and dual processing approaches to behaviour are highlighted. Additionally a framework for advancing the analysis of minds on the move should consider a range of dimensions including emic and etic approaches, transects across domains of inquiry, social as well as individual processes, longitudinal work, pan-cultural analysis and contextual classifications. It is argued that accessing psychology scholarship can build the capacity of tourism researchers.

Route maps: A study of travellers' perceptions of a section of countryside

AbstractTwo hundred and sixty-two travellers staying in caravan parks and who had completed a 340 km trip in North Queensland, Australia, were asked to draw a route map of their journey. The subjects' sex and age were recorded and they were asked for their state of origin, recency of the journey, previous travel over the route and their role as either a passenger or driver. The maps were scored for the number of landmarks, districts, paths, social comments, texture and three measures of orientation. Chi-square analyses revealed that drivers were better oriented than passengers, older subjects made more errors in labelling the landmarks but also produced more general comments (texture score) and subjects who had completed the trip more recently drew more paths. Travellers from the distant southern states also made more labelling errors and fewer general comments on the route. Travellers who had been over the route more often gained a significantly higher correct orientation score than first time or second time travellers. Overall, interaction effects among the main independent variables were not significant. No sex differences in orientation were apparent. It was argued that an understanding of the social, experiential side of leisure driving, using techniques such as the present study, is important for understanding this high energy consuming leisure activity.

The orchestra model as the basis for teaching tourism experience design

AbstractThe topic of modifying settings and service delivery to enhance consumers’ experiences is a potentially distinctive component of tourism hospitality and events education. Nevertheless, educators in these interest areas are faced with a challenging task. The challenge is one of delivering a signature set of learning opportunities which empower graduates with the skills to create superior experiences. Like other key issues in pedagogy, having a conceptual basis for the endeavour is fundamental. This study reviews the conceptual origins of our understanding of tourist experience, considers key directions in the field, and asserts the value of the orchestra model of experience. Key principles of approaching service design tasks are outlined: being emic, considering realistic and sustainable options, using consumer segments and tracking the use of space over time. A range of tools to assist in the contemplation, creation and communication of design are highlighted. Potential Australian cases for teaching and learning consideration are documented and the wider implications for the integration of teaching, research and managerial partnerships are seen as valuable aspects of the activities.

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