The Psychology of Inequity: Global Issues and Perspectives is a unique volume that aims to stimulate scholastic creativity amongst its readers with a refreshingly global approach to the topic of inequity. The book is struc- tured in such a way to connect the dots between local and global inequity, reflecting an interdependent rather than independent perspective. The circumstances of planetary inequity have pushed the boundaries of psy- chological science and practice to become a global enterprise. Although the circumstances and characteristics of people impacted by inequity dif- fer broadly due to the diversity of global cultures, the presentations of the problems of inequity they face have certain commonalities. With immi- gration as an example, regardless of where it occurs, there seems to be a shared experience of psychological distress and trauma as well as tremen- dous resilience that often results from the strengths of global cultures. People operating under collectivistic worldviews understand and accept the reality of an interdependent existence. Life science disciplines have provided broad empirical evidence to support those beliefs concern- ing an interdependent planetary order. With all things being connected, it makes empirical sense to examine the interdependent nature of equity and inequity on a global scale. Global inequity in an interdependent existence ultimately impacts the psychological well-being of all, leaving all vulner- able to the consequences of such inequities (Blume, 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic has been a painful reminder of how global inequity extends its consequences to both individuals and the collective whole (Blume, 2022). Several shared sources of risk for inequity have been found to bridge generations and national boundaries, and these broad themes of inequity are woven throughout the chapters of this volume. The first common risk Introduction
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