The Chinese Experience of Rapid Modernization: Sociocultural Changes, Psychological Consequences?

  title={The Chinese Experience of Rapid Modernization: Sociocultural Changes, Psychological Consequences?},
  author={Jiahong Sun and Andrew G Ryder},
  journal={Frontiers in psychology},
Mainland China has undergone profound changes dating back to the nineteenth century, including a contemporary period of rapid modernization that began in the 1980s. The result has been dramatic social, cultural, and economic shifts impacting the daily lives of Chinese people. In this paper, we explore the psychological implications of sociocultural transformation in China, emphasizing two central themes. First, rising individualism: findings from social and developmental psychology suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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