On Social Mentality: Chinese Anxiety



Social mentality presents the “barometer” of change and development of a society. Special historical background and practical reasons contributed to , among our citizens, the social mentality of anxiety, an unbalanced one, the essential reason for which is the surpass of conflict between human inner needs and social reality over human adaptive ability. The way of people choosing to balance this kind of social mentality is both-sided, so are the affects arising from it, which, on one hand, can offer social development unremitting motivation and creativity, and on the other hand, can generate negative social moods featuring suit following, mind losing and social rules ignoring. More efforts, therefore, should be made to develop social productive forces, better social supportive systems, enhance positive side of “anxiety” mentality, be more sensible of mildening social mentality construction to deal with unbalanced social mentality.


Chinese; Anxiety; Social mentality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2F5009


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