Please wait a minute...
Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (5) : 871-878     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00871
Regular Articles |
Social interest: It’s Concept, Measurement and Related Researches
WU Jie; GUO Benyu
(School of Psychology, Institute of Moral Education Research, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, China)
Download: PDF(215 KB)  
Export: BibTeX | EndNote | Reference Manager | ProCite | RefWorks    
Abstract  

Social interest is the positive attitude toward surrounding subjects and objects, the feel of identity of others and group affiliation, and the behavioral tendency of individual choices and decisions. Related researches have come to the foreground in the academia since it was proposed by Alfred Adler. The existing measuring tools involve Social Interest Index, Sulliman Social Interest Scale, and Social Interest Scale. Related researches showed that social interest as an important concept in psychological therapy, is associated with emotional experience and the levels of psychological development, useful in improving people’s life quality and reducing criminal behaviors. Future researches should focus on the following aspects: to make a through inquiry on the concept and structure of social interest, to refine the research methods, and to carry out indigenization researches.

Keywords Adler      social interest      social interest scale      psychological health     
Corresponding Authors: GUO Benyu, E-mail: gbypro@163.com   
Issue Date: 15 May 2015
Service
E-mail this article
E-mail Alert
RSS
Articles by authors
WU Jie
GUO Benyu
Cite this article:   
WU Jie,GUO Benyu. Social interest: It’s Concept, Measurement and Related Researches[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(5): 871-878.
URL:  
http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00871     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2015/V23/I5/871
[1] ZHOU Fan;LIU Dawei. New Perspectives in Job Demand-Resource Model Research: Based on The Analysis of Psychosocial Safety Climate[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(3): 539-547.
Viewed
Full text


Abstract

Cited

  Shared   
  Discussed   
Copyright © Advances in Psychological Science
Support by Beijing Magtech