ISSN 0439-755X
CN 11-1911/B

Acta Psychologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (12): 1299-1309.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1041.2021.01299

• Reports of Empirical Studies •     Next Articles

Situational assessment method of the Chinese people’s holistic thinking characteristics and their application

KE Xiaoxiao1, QI Huizi1, LIANG Jiahui1, JIN Xinyuan1, GAO Jie1, ZHANG Mingxia2, WANG Yamin1()   

  1. 1Beijing Key Laboratory of “Learning & Cognition”, School of Psychology, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China
    2CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2020-07-08 Published:2021-12-25 Online:2021-10-26
  • Contact: WANG Yamin


Developed a new situational assessment method of Chinese thinking characteristics, which was applied to the study of the relationship between holistic thinking characteristics and creativity tendency and tested its reliability and validity. The new method selected the idiom riddles embodying the typical cultural artistic conception and Chinese thinking characteristics as the materials, and used the virtual reality technology to construct an idiom riddle cultural park in which these idioms were designed as situational visible scenarios illustrating their meanings. The corpus of idioms is established by recording the idioms reported in the scene and encoded the types of thinking characteristics of the idioms as a measure of the holistic thinking of the participants. The reliability and validity analysis based on the test data showed that the holistic thinking idiom test system performs well in reliability and validity. The correlation analysis between holistic thinking and creativity tendency showed that holistic thinking is negatively correlated with curiosity in creativity tendency. The study proved for the first time that it is feasible to use virtual reality technology to reconstruct the traditional cultural situation in order to realize the situational assessment of Chinese thinking characteristics. It suggested the application value of the situational assessment based on virtual reality technology in the related research of future.

Key words: idiom, holistic thinking, creativity, virtual reality, ecological validity