Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media

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  • Title

    Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication Studies

    Conference Date







    978-1-83558-385-2 (Print)

    978-1-83558-386-9 (Online)

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    Javier Cifuentes-Faura, University of Murcia

    Enrique Mallen, Sam Houston State University


  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231706

    Exploring the Effects of China's Double Reduction Policy on Students Within the Framework of Educational Ecological System Theory

    This essay mainly discussed the impact of China's "Double Reduction" policy on students from the perspective of educational ecosystem theory. The "Double Reduction" policy aims to reduce students' excessive homework burden and the burden of out-of-school training, so as to alleviate students' pressure. This paper first introduces the concepts of educational ecosystem theory, such as microsystem, mesosystem and exosystem. It then discusses how the "Double Reduction" policy has changed the educational ecosystem, especially at the macrosystem level. The paper also discusses how the implementation of the "double-decrease" policy affects students through various system levels. In general, the "double-decrease" policy has helped to reduce the pressure on students' development, but it has also brought uncertainty to academic performance and career development. This paper adopts a qualitative research methodology by interviewing students and parents to explore their attitudes towards the "double-decrease" policy and its perceived impacts. It also concludes that if China's unique education system does not change accordingly, the effects of the double-minus policy will be greatly weakened by society, and the long-term impact will be more uncertain.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231707

    Intersections of Visual Impairment and Mental Health: Exploring Factors, Onset, and Implications

    The results of 37 studies comparing the psychological health of people with visual impairments to unimpaired control groups or populations are included in this overview of the literature. Individuals with visual impairments typically show a marked reduction in psychological well-being related to their vision. The decrease in metrics unrelated to eyesight, however, was not very significant. Additionally, because of the difficulties and restrictions related to their condition, people with visual impairment also frequently have worse psychological health and are more vulnerable to mental diseases including anxiety and depression. This review emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and addressing the psychological well-being of visually impaired individuals, providing valuable insights for future research, interventions, and support systems aimed at improving their overall mental health and well-being.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231742

    A Systematic Literature Review of the Growth Mindset and Its Impact on Students: A Case Study of Chinese Students

    This paper is focused on the research of the growth mindset and its impact on Chinese students. Through literature review, this research will investigate how a growth mindset can benefit Chinese students in terms of academic performance, creativity, and resilience to adversity, as well as the challenges and difficulties posed by teaching a growth mindset in China. The study will also outline solutions to support learning growth mindset in Chinese contexts. Through this research, the implications for this research question and further recommendations will be explored. Overall, this research aims to promote understanding of the growth mindset among Chinese students and provide potential solutions to ensure adequate growth mindset teaching in China.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231748

    The Difference of Chinese High School Students' Attitude Towards Chinese Traditional Learning Pattern and Project-based Learning

    The exam-oriented Chinese education has a long history in China. After the introduction of Project-based learning, an educational method contrary to Chinese education, into China, many scholars and even parents began to compare the two methods and analyze their advantages and disadvantages. As the subject of education, students' opinions on educational methods are crucial. This study collected 31 participants who had experienced two educational methods, Chinese education, and project-based learning, and investigated their approval and affection of these two educational methods, as well as the effectiveness of their learning and their preference between the two methods through questionnaires. participants were asked what they thought were the advantages and disadvantages of the two methods of education using multiple choice questions. The survey results show that participants generally prefer project-based learning because of its relaxed classroom atmosphere. However, some of them think that in project-based learning, there are always team members who will delay the progress or quality of the project.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231753

    Evaluating the Impact of a Sino-Portuguese Exchange Programme on Portuguese-major Students’ Personal Development in Chinese Higher Education

    This dissertation investigates the impact of a Sino-Portuguese exchange program on the personal development of Chinese undergraduate students majoring in Portuguese who have participated in the programme for a semester or a year. Generally, students aim to enhance language proficiency, expand cultural perspectives, and establish new social networks during exchange study. However, the topic of what specific activities during exchange study made the students more competent was less discussed. Therefore, to better understand the role of exchange experiences, the research adopts a qualitative approach grounded in interpretivism, utilizing semi-structured voice interviews with seven participants. and the thematic analysis is adopted to process the interview transcripts, the findings demonstrate overall positive attitudes toward the program. Notably, socio-cultural immersion significantly improved exchange students’ oral expression, increased social resilience, enhanced independence, and greater cultural awareness. This study offers insights into Chinese students' international exchange experiences in higher education and it can probably contribute to improving the design, operation, and management of exchange programs.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231763

    Exploring the Consumption Behavior of College Students under the Prevalence of Excessive Consumption Phenomenon ——Based on the Theory of Delayed Satisfaction

    Delayed gratification is a manifestation of self-control. This type of psychological phenomenon is widely present in various groups, and it is closely related to the consumption behavior of college students. In the era of rapid development of Internet finance, college students, as the mainstream consumer group, inevitably choose to consume in advance to meet their immediate needs. Due to the fact that college students are in a stage of confusion about their future career and life, delayed gratification psychology and present bias may lead to many irrational consumption phenomena. In order to pursue psychological balance, college students may prefer to choose random financial products and services on the internet for lending and consumption without thinking rationally based on their own situation. Based on this, this article attempts to explore the consumption choices of contemporary college students and the relationship between delayed gratification and college students through questionnaire surveys. Based on the results of the investigation and analysis, this article proposes several specific situations and possible causes of the relationship between college students' consumption psychology and delayed gratification.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231769

    The Influence of the Language Used in the Lyrics on How People Perceive the Emotions in Music

    According to the existing research, the part of the brain in charge of language is also linked with musical functions. Besides, it is not a secret that music can influence language development in the human brain. However, there is seldom research on how language can influence the processing of musics. Here, research is designed to measure how the presence of language can alter the perception of music and, specifically, how lyrics (language) can affect how people perceive the emotions in the music. The scores given by the participants about how strong the emotions perceived (including positive to negative ones) in the music will be the operational definition.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231780

    Inequality of Rights—How Discrimination Against Sexuality Affect Economic Growth in China

    This article delves into the economic implications arising from discrimination based on sexual orientation in China, a country with an estimated 70 million individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Despite substantial advancements in social and economic spheres, China still grapples with inequality and discrimination against the LGBT community. This discrimination takes various forms, including exclusion, bullying, and harassment, and not only violates fundamental human rights but also has the potential to undermine sustainable economic growth. The article analyzes the possible economic impact of this significant LGBT demographic by examining its effects on individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. It sheds light on the adverse consequences of such discrimination on diverse groups within Chinese society and considers how this collective impact could impede China's progress in terms of economic development. By recognizing the complex relationship between inequality in rights and economic advancement, this article highlights the critical need to foster an inclusive and prosperous future that benefits all segments of Chinese society.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231781

    Possible Effects of Parents with Avoidant Attachment on Parent-Child Relationships

    Many scientists who experience avoidant attachment in their studies of avoidant attachment focus on the child, and few articles go into the fact that this can lead to problems in the parent-child relationship, so the goal is the parent-child relationship, which is divided into the child's and parent's perspectives. By studying the experimental questionnaire administered by W. Steven Rholes to parents with avoidant attachment prenatally and postnatally, respectively, the results showed that they had low satisfaction with parenting and high levels of stress. It was also found through a study of the incidence of psychological disorders in offspring that the harm suffered by mothers at an early age can lead to avoidant attachment and severely affect their offspring, even to the point of developing anxiety disorders in adolescence.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231793

    Perception and Expression of Anger and Shame: Genders and Occupational Differences

    In this article, the authors analyzed previous research about differences in emotion perception and expression and found out that gender and occupation are two important contributors in shaping emotion perception and expression. Previous studies suggested that females have a great ability to distinguish and avoid anger, while males show great frequency in expressing anger. At the same time, individuals who are at the top or the bottom of society are more inclined to get angry, while the middle classes are more likely to feel shame. To get a deeper insight into the impact of gender and occupation on emotions—anger, and shame, the authors designed an experiment that needs respondents to finish two sets of questionnaires—one is aimed to show anger frequency, the other one is used to show shame frequency. Results will be analyzed based on participants’ gender and occupation, which enables the authors to clarify the relationships between emotions—anger and shame—and differences in gender and occupation.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231795

    Exploring Factors That Obstacle the Gender Equality Education of Asian Society

    Within the past decades, research has been increasingly drawn toward understanding the factors that obstacle the gender equality education of Asian society. However, to examine the hindering factors requires research of its breath and underlying mechanisms from an interdisciplinary approach. This paper begins by reviewing the gender education in relation to its concept and significances. The main influencing factors are then explored from a macro-environmental perspective, including supportive policies, economic conditions, and relevant talents. Research shows that the significant considerations should be given to lack of top-level policy support, high learning stress on learners, insufficient distribution of economic funds, current situation of gender opposition, and stereotypes and the solidification of Feudal ideas. For suggestions related to gender equality education, in addition to improving sex education, from the perspective of women of all ages, Asian fertility policies and corporate maternity leave policies need to be further optimized. The specific implementation of gender equality education courses can refer to examples from other developed regions outside East Asia, while encouraging the development of people’s thinking and creating an open, equal, and free new society.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231796

    The Nobel Prize in Literature—-Defining a Great Book

    The Nobel Prize is essential and highly valued in literature. However, the debate about the Nobel Prize’s authority and criticism has always existed. This work provides a systematic summary of the criticism of the Nobel Prize in Literature and argues that the Nobel Prize is not authentic enough to define a “great” book from the aspect of Nationality, The Swedish Academy’s Authority, and Political Influences based on Alfred Nobel’s Will and Interpretation From The Swedish Academy. By analyzing the Nobel Prize’s authority, this paper provides critical thinking for well-known institutions and Prizes for literature writings regarding the works themselves. It leads to further research on defining a “great” book.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231802

    How Family Environment Affects Students' Academic Performance

    Often within a school, students' academic performance always appears different. Some students do well on the exam and get high scores, but some students struggle. It has been proved that the academic performance of students is not only related to how they work at school, but also strongly relevant to factors outside school, and this can be related to many factors, for example, the IQ of students, the hard work of students at home and the environments of their family, etc. This article mainly discusses how the family environment of students impacts their academic performance. In this paper family environment has been divided into four parts: parental educational level, family income, family structure of students, and parental involvement. The paper is trying to discover do these four parts of family are related to students' study achievement. This paper searches many previous researches to support the idea. After reading and analyzing the resources, the conclusion can be that: the four parts of family environment have a certain relationship with students' academic achievement and influence from different aspects.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231808

    Black Sheep as Tragic Hero: How Disruptive Students Resist the Oppression and Why They Fail to Liberate?

    Within the educational landscapes, there exists a prevailing dichotomy. On one side stand the obedient students, absorbing knowledge from their teachers unconditionally, and on the other side stand their non-compliant counterparts who are prone to disrupt the prescribed order, labeled as the black sheep of the academic flock. In education, obedience and conformity are celebrated, while noncompliance is stigmatized. Researchers often focus on strategies to control disruptive behavior, perpetuating teacher-centered approaches that maintain power imbalances. However, disruptive behavior is not just defiance. It's a response to an oppressive educational paradigm. This study delves into the narrative of these disruptive students, exploring their resistance to an educational system with intrinsic oppressive nature and the obstacles they encounter in their pursuit of liberation. The theoretical framework of this study is mainly constructed upon Freire’s critical pedagogy theory and literature on power dynamics to examine power dynamics in education settings and to understand students’ resistant behavior and why it fails to provoke change.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231809

    Effect of Cognitive Context-Based Modeling Instructional Strategies in Biology Concept Teaching: An Educational Action Study

    This study uses educational action research to investigate the practical impact of cognitive context-based modeling instructional strategies in the teaching of biological concepts in high schools. The study recruited 57 high school seniors who were instructed in biology concepts in a traditional lecture-based classroom, using convenient sampling. Throughout the study, teachers used self-designed questionnaires and student classroom engagement observation scales to evaluate how often students previewed new concepts and their classroom engagement. The questionnaire results compared how often students previewed new biological concepts before and after implementing the modeling teaching strategy, revealing a significant increase from 20 to 38 students who consciously and frequently previewed new concepts. In addition, we performed a multivariate analysis of variance on the measured data obtained from the classroom participation observation scale under the two teaching strategies, which revealed significant differences in teacher’s effective coaching strategy, student’s response status and response quality. The key conclusion from this action study is that the use of cognitive context-based modeling teaching strategies in high school biology significantly enhances the frequency with which students preview new concepts and their classroom engagement. This research provides an empirical basis and valuable references to improve teaching approaches.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231818

    The Influence of Facial Feature Similarity on Preference under Different Gender

    Many human beings spend mountains of time in their life in order to search for how to be liked by others and many might be confused about how to be liked. However, according to scientific study, it can be claimed that people’s preference, love or like in another word, has its own rules and principles. What this paper want to discuss is that a critical amount of study done by social psychologists showed that people would be attracted by those who have similarity with them, including cultural background, childhood experience, habits and customs, and facial features. Among all these factors, facial feature similarity out to be one that deserves discussion. What is the difference between male and female when they are choosing a partner or children that they like? The answer may vary according to different groups of scientists. For instance, some may state that gender does not make a difference to similar facial feature preference because that ought to be some common traits whole human society have, something hidden behind out culture or DNA. On the other side of the coin, a part of people might hold the opinion that males' choice of preference can distinguish from women because different sex is affected by social norms and cultural background differently. In this article, the opinion is that males are more likely to be influenced by similar facial features when having preferences.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231879

    Unity-based Chinese Digital Education Game: Journey to Cultural Relics of Ancient China

    This project is the study of a digital educational game primarily designed to aid foreigners in the process of learning Chinese characters and Chinese culture. The game was created to be three-dimensional, incorporating semi-realistic traditional Chinese art-style illustrations. In addition to the incorporated card memory game, designed to help memorize Chinese characters, there are also elements used to introduce the culture and history of China's four great inventions, assimilating them into four task-setting mini-games. Through this method, players can deepen their impression of Chinese culture by playing mini-games. The game was developed based on the Unity development platform, utilizing Maya for modeling, Substance Painter for textures, employing PS and Proceate for material painting, and interface design. From the interview results of the user test, the game has achieved the purpose of helping players learn Chinese characters, understand Chinese culture, and increase their interest in China.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231924

    Study on the Status quo of Mental Health Education for 12th Grade Students

    The adolescent period is a critical stage for children's rapid physical and mental growth and self-awareness development, which is prone to various psychological and emotional problems. According to the Report on the Development of China's National Mental Health (2019-2020), the detection rate of depression among adolescents in 2020 was 24.6 percent, of which 7.4 percent were severely depressed. In addition, depression increases with grade level, with more than 10 percent of high school students suffering from severe depression. It is not difficult to see that the mental health of teenagers is not optimistic. In order to explore the influence of family and school education on the mental health of high school students, I will design a group of classified questionnaires for senior high school students. My expected goal was to conclude that students who received positive help from their families and teachers were psychologically healthier than those who did not.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231925

    Emotional Influences on Individual Decision-Making: A Comprehensive Literature Review

    Decision-making occurs in our everyday life, and emotions accompany us the first day we are born. While a majority of individuals hold the belief that their decisions emerge from a succession of rational contemplations, they often overlook the profound influence their emotions have over their choices. This literature review integrates prior research in order to examine the intricate correlation between emotions and individual decision-making. The scope of this paper extends to examining the effects of both positive and negative emotions on decision-making, shedding light on strategies to manage emotions, and scrutinizing the practical ramifications of emotions on decisions in a variety of scenarios, including the burgeoning realm of artificial intelligence. This review ventures to bridge the gap between theoretical understanding and real-world applicability, shedding light on the myriad ways emotions are entwined with the decisions we make, thus offering a holistic insight into human behavior and artificial intelligence. Through a well-rounded analysis, this paper paves the way for further scholarly inquiry and practical advancements in understanding the symbiotic relationship between emotions and decision-making.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-05-17 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/49/20231926

    Nomadic Virtues, Luxury, and Group Dynamics: Unveiling Complexities in Ibn Khaldun’s Theory Around Nomadic Population

    Ibn Khaldun’s insights in Chapter II of Muqaddimah, explore how nomadic societies’ pursuit of comfort and luxury challenges traditional perceptions. While Khaldun’s observations shed light on the contrasting traits of sedentary and Bedouin groups, emerging archeological evidence reveals active trade engagement and incorporation of luxury among nomads. Sites like Pazyryk exemplify this, showcasing how luxury items were woven into nomadic cultures. Khaldun’s concept of “group feeling” and the interplay between environment and social organization further enrich our understanding of nomadic unity and adaptation. Despite challenges in empirical verification, Khaldun’s insights remain a relevant lens to examine societies, shedding light on the complex relationship between survival and luxury.

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