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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (8): 1229-1236.

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A Theoretical Exploration and Empirical Research of the Regional Cross-culture Psychology of China

ZHANG Hai-Zhong;JIANG Yong-Zhi;ZHAO Wen-Jin;AN Gui-Hua;ZHANG Xiao-Long;HU Zhi-Jun;ZHANG Wan-Li   

  1. (1 College of Education, Lanzhou City University, Lanzhou 730070, China)
    (2 College of Education Sciences, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities, Tongliao 028000, China)
    (3 Department of Education and Science, Gansu Normal University for Nationalitles, Hezuo 747000, China)
    (4 College of Education, Hexi University, Zhangye 734000, China)
    (5 College of Tibe Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Linzhi 860000, China)
    (6 College of Education, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China)
  • Received:2011-08-24 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-08-15 Published:2012-08-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Hai-Zhong

Abstract: The Regional Cross-culture Psychology of China is based on the theory of culture science, sociology, anthropology, human geography, social psychology, cross-cultural psychology and other disciplines, compare and research psychological commonality and differences between individual psychology and group psychology in Chinese urban-rural areas, geographical areas, historical areas, administrative areas and ecological areas residents in different culture. The subjects assigned to cross-cultural psychology, the paper use a series of questionnaires mainly to the Han nationality of urban and rural residents of Hexi and Hedong in Gansu Province and the residents of Inner mongolia and Hunan Province to spot-check in 2004 and 2009. The results showed that the regional cultural differences and the specific identity, the ecological environment, lifestyle, economic development, political system, social structure, level of education, customs and other differences are important variables and factors affecting the mental health of residents, personality traits, social attitudes, stereotypes and other psychological functions. Future research will focus on improving the academic theory and inter-provincial, inter-county comparative study in order to better use the field work and other methods to reveal the relationship and mechanism between the regional culture and the psychological behavior, to form theoretical models and provide a theoretical basis for building a harmonious society, make efforts for the construction of Chinese indigenous psychology and localization of psychology.

Key words: the regional cross-culture psychology, theoretical exploration, empirical research