The Psychology of Travel Primer
Travel Psychology 101
“We don’t have to be the originators of these treks; we merely need to repeat them in order to reap the psychological bennies that fuel the human psyche . . .” –Michael Brein
There is no known theorized body of psychology that explicitly addresses questions of the psychology of travel. Of course there are some fundamental Psychology 101 concepts that do apply, and these you will read below. Psychology, although a social science, still remains today an ‘art’ by which lay and scientific practitioners weave and create their explanations. Below, I weave my own fabric of explanations of the psychology of travel as they apply to the pop psychology of everyday travel and adventure.