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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (5) : 888-896     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00888
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The Development of Values in Cultural Change: Concept, Structure and Methods
JIANG Yongzhi; BAI Xiaoli
(Research Bases of the Socialist Core Values in Inner Mongolia; School of Education Sciences, Institute of Ethnic Education, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities, Tongliao 028000, Inner Mongolia, China)
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 the values had an important guiding role for human’s psychology and behavior. This paper analyzed the concept structure, methods and existing problems of previous values research. The concept of values were different in different periods and cultural backgrounds, but still can be extracted with the essence. In the early, values structure existed many types, and existed confusion and unclear definition problems, values structure research began gradually highlights the cultural characteristics in later. The methods of values from the philosophical speculation method, literature analysis method, field surveys method and interviews method of Cultural Anthropology in later, development to the measurement method and experimental method, and now is racing ahead to the brain imaging method of neuroscience. Future research can be researched in the cultural level, social level and individual level, and we can reveals the internal mechanism of the values for people based on inherit and break through the existing research.

Keywords cultural change      values      behavior guide      research method      values structure     
Corresponding Authors: JIANG Yongzhi, E-mail: BAI Xiaoli, E-mail:    
Issue Date: 15 May 2015
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JIANG Yongzhi,BAI Xiaoli. The Development of Values in Cultural Change: Concept, Structure and Methods[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(5): 888-896.
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