Fifteen students and staff members from the Departments of Social Psychology and Sociology followed a workshop about the challenges of cultural diversity in one of the biggest companies in the Netherlands, PostNL.
The huge stream of immigrants comes with many challenges. These challenges often have an underlying psychological aspect. Psychological theories can therefore help to understand the impact of immigration on both immigrants and locals. They can also be used to develop interventions that could improve the understanding between immigrants and locals.
Globalisation is a process that fosters interconnectedness of people and communication between cultures. However, it also has negative sides, for instance, when dominant cultures quickly overtake small ones leading to a loss of diversity. In a current project, we explore how different groups react to possible threats of globalisation.