How Mobility Influences Moral Psychology

How Mobility Influences Moral Psychology

Alexander Mackiel
Image: Unsplash According to the 2020 World Migration Report, there are an estimated 272 million international migrants globally, with about two-thirds of them being labor migrants. While 272 million is a small percentage of the world’s population (3.5%), meaning that the vast majority of people reside in the country in which they were born (96.5%), more people are migrating domestically. For instance, when it comes to the United States, in 2020, 29.
Why Culture and Ontogeny Matter in Human Psychology

Why Culture and Ontogeny Matter in Human Psychology

Alexander Mackiel
Picture source: unsplash When immigrants move to a new country, they bring with them the customs and belief systems of their homeland. While they may hope to pass on their traditions to their children born in this new land, their children are also inheriting the traditions and customs of the local culture. In fact, first-generation children end up showing various psychological similarities to their local society rather than to their parents (discussed at length here, here, and here).