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Advances in Psychological Science    2017, Vol. 25 Issue (7) : 1229-1239     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01229
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 The dynamic characteristic of self-construal: A polycultural perspective
 MAMAT Marhaba1; WU Yanhong2
 (1 Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China) (2 School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China)
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Abstract   Influenced by cultural diversity and interaction, an individuals’ self-construal develops a dynamic characteristic. Based on the polycultural perspective, the researchers found that dynamic self-construal could develop at cognitive, motivational, and emotional levels, and proposed the theories of dynamic constructivist approach of culture as well as culture as the situated cognition. Multicultural experience, cultural identity, non-essentialism, and cultural intelligence were identified as influential factors of dynamic self-construal. While the current literature suggests that the dynamic self-construal has a potential neural and biological basis, the present paper called for further exploration into the psychological, neural, and biological aspects of dynamic self-construal.
Keywords  polyculturalism      dynamic self-construal      multicultural experience      culture priming     
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Issue Date: 26 May 2017
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MAMAT Marhaba,WU Yanhong.  The dynamic characteristic of self-construal: A polycultural perspective[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(7): 1229-1239.
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