New Mobilities and Psychology: Why are We Still Not on the Move?


  • Vlad Glăveanu


The new mobilities paradigm has been influential within the social sciences for the past two decades. And yet, psychology is undoubtably slow to incorporate mobility as a key lens through which to consider its subject area. In this editorial, I will make the case that we would benefit greatly from focusing more on personal, collective and psychological mobilities and the kinds of conceptual, methodological and practical challenges they raise. To illustrate this, I briefly discuss the notions of self and identity, learning, and imagination and creativity. Final conclusions are offered regarding a late but welcomed ‘mobilities turn’ in psychological science.