ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2018, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (8): 1511-1520.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.01511

• Regular Articles • Previous Articles    

Multicultural experience fosters creativity

HUANG Linjieqiong1,2, LIU Huiying3, AN Lei4, LIU Yanan3(), ZHANG Shu3, JIN Caiyu5   

  1. 1 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2 Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3 School of Education, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 453000, China
    4 Institute of Education, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453200, China
    5 School of Tourism Management, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 453000, China
  • Received:2016-12-22 Online:2018-08-15 Published:2018-07-02
  • Contact: LIU Yanan


Many empirical evidences provide sufficient support on the assumption that multicultural experience fosters creativity. The effect could be observed only in the individuals who engaged in two inconsistent cultures deeply. Moreover, the cognitive skills which include alternation, integration and inclusion developed by dual-identity individuals, foster their creativity. Future researches could be directed to strengthen its external validity in diverse samples, explore the mediating role of other variables such as stress appraisal, approach motivation, positive emotions, and expand domestic research on this topic.

Key words: multicultural experience, creativity, dual-identity

CLC Number: