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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (2): 325-337.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00325

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Psychoinformatics: The New Development of Psychology in the New Era

XUE Ting1,2; CHEN Hao3; LAI Kaisheng3; DONG Yinghong4; YUE Guo-an3   

  1. (1 College of Humanities and Management, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China) (2 Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1081HV, the Netherlands) (3 Department of Social Psychology, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China) (4 Department of Psychology, School of Educational Science, Ludong University, Yantai 264011, China)
  • Received:2014-01-27 Online:2015-02-14 Published:2015-02-14
  • Contact: CHEN Hao, E-mail:


Psychoinformatics, a product of the information era, is an inter-disciplinary research area that incorporates computational techniques and information sciences to study human mind. It innovated how scholars acquire, organize, interpret and synthesize traditional psychological data. With its advantage to handle large dataset it shows great potential in exploring psychological mechanisms and behavioral patterns at both individual and group levels. Psychology researchers are able to inspect existing psychological theories and hypotheses from a novel perspective. The current review aims to provide guidance for readers to witness the development of this emerging psychological field. Future challenges will be discussed as well.

Key words: Psychoinformatics, psychology, information sciences, computer techniques