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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2017, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (7): 1240-1250.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01240

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 The status quo of culture mixing research and its future directions

 PENG Luluo1; ZHENG Xiaoying2; PENG Siqing3   

  1.  (1 Department of Marketing, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China) (2 Department of Marketing, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China) (3 Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China)
  • Received:2016-08-29 Online:2017-07-15 Published:2017-05-26
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Abstract:  Culture mixing denotes the phenomenon that “different cultures coexist in the same time and same place”. Culture mixing is an important new research direction of psychology in the era of globalization. It represents the paradigm of polycultural psychology, the fourth generation of culture and psychology research after cross cultural psychology, cultural psychology and multicultural psychology, and extends previous multicultural research in a few ways. Culture mixing affects perceptions of culture differences, creativity and multi-cultural competence. People demonstrate either inclusive or exclusive responses to culture mixing. Different psychological mechanisms underlie these reactions, and individuals’ reactions are moderated by their psychological factors and features of culture mixing. Future research should further clarify the basic concepts, examine important dimensions, reconcile inconsistent research findings, highlight the specialty of cultural information, and adopt multiple methods from various disciplines.

Key words:  culture mixing, globalization, polyculturalism, polycultural psychology

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