Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media

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    Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Psychology and Humanity Studies

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    978-1-83558-339-5 (Print)

    978-1-83558-340-1 (Online)

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    Kurt Buhring, Saint Mary's College


  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240769

    Research on Proto-porcelain and How It Reflects the Changes in People’s Life

    Proto-porcelain is a transition product between pottery and porcelain. It was born around 1700 BCE and left the stage of history around 400 AD. The southern part of China is one of the main places where proto-porcelain originated. As a functional object, it almost has the same dominance as pottery and bronze wares, being used for daily life or religion. However, it has distinct functions compared to other objects in the same era as well. For instance, as a kind of proto-porcelain, it has many differences with the real china which has higher sintering temperature and more complete glaze. This paper aims to find and clear up the characteristics, development, and era significance of proto-porcelain through literature research. According to analysis, it is found that proto-porcelain reflects the breakthrough of the technique of making porcelain, as well as the change of people’s aesthetic trends over the time.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240792

    Education and Management: Providing LGBTQ Students with Better Support in School Settings in China

    In recent years, several advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights have taken place in many Western societies around the world. By contrast, in numerous places in China, misunderstanding, discrimination, ignorance, and isolation toward LGBTQ students persists. The unfair treatment that LGBTQs have received, the social pressure they withstand, and their mental health condition were already serious problems and this is set to continue. This paper believes that education plays a vital role in combatting these issues and protecting the equal rights of the LGBTQ community. Changes made by schools can be significant when dealing with LGBTQ issues and even lead to the transformation of social and cultural norms. This thesis, based on ‘Queer theory’, aims to discover the current situation on campus for LGBTQ students and to open a discussion on how to provide LGBTQ students with better support from educational and school management in China.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240811

    Deciphering Linguistic Stereotypes in Polandball Comics: A Qualitative Analysis of 'Engrish' and Cultural Representation

    Polandball, or Countryballs, are online user-generated comics about geopolitical satire, with countries personified in spherical characters. One of the most important aspects of Countryball memes is the non-standard English, or “Engrish”, used in the conversations between characters. This research delves into the “Engrish” phenomena by collecting and qualitatively examining 200+ comics in the subreddit r/polandball, proposing plausible causes of the phenomena, and raising concerns regarding the implications of the exhibited linguistic stereotypes. The investigation figures out that the language choice in Polandball comics on Reddit generally ranged between serious cultural misunderstanding and code-switching of English with another language. It is concluded that the linguistic stylizations of non-standard English in Polandball comics might be rooted in certain cultural and racial stereotypes and might further reinforce these biased cross-cultural perceptions. The research shed light on the long-ignored African-American Vernacular English appropriation in Polandball comics, and extensively enumerated and identified the most recent “Engrish” stylizations in Polandball comics.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240825

    An Analysis of the Effect of Educational Games on Cultivating Students' Interest in Subjects

    The analysis of the impact of educational games on students' interests in disciplines requires consideration of the importance of the discipline's interests and the potential role of educative games in this regard. Subject interests have an important impact on student learning and development. The degree of interest of a student in a particular subject can influence his/her learning motivation, attitude and achievement. Therefore, the cultivation of students' interest in the subject has been a constant concern of educators. Educational games, as an emerging teaching tool, have great potential to develop students' interest in the discipline. Through the game-oriented learning method, educational games can stimulate the student's learning interest, enhance the learning motivation, and improve the learning effect. However, the practical effects of educational games on the cultivation of interest in the discipline require further research and analysis.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240622

    Evolution of Chinese Bamboo Flutes and Flute Music from Six-Hole to Eight-Hole Flutes

    The flute is the oldest known musical instrument in China, with the six-hole bamboo flute representing a traditional fixed form. In the context of today’s diverse musical culture, the traditional six-hole bamboo flute faces significant limitations when handling various stylistic compositions. In contrast, the eight-hole flute incorporates strengths from Western musical culture, enabling it to both maintain traditional characteristics and perform modern musical works. This paper, based on experimental and literature research methods, aims to elucidate the impact of the evolution from the six-hole to the eight-hole bamboo flute on the development of Chinese bamboo flute and flute music. The paper is divided into three parts. Firstly, it provides an overview of the basic structures of the six-hole and eight-hole bamboo flutes. Secondly, through flute music analysis, it explores the advantages of the eight-hole bamboo flute and the developmental relationship between bamboo flutes and flute music. The third part involves a new perspective on the development of bamboo flutes and flute music, contemplating how to coexist more effectively with the diverse music of the world.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240616

    Factors That Impact Sexual Minority Adolescents' Mental Health and Possible Protective Measures

    The article offers an in-depth exploration of the challenges and mental health disparities encountered by sexual minority youth. It underscores the widespread discrimination and prejudice these individuals face in various settings, including family dynamics and educational environments. The study highlights the adverse impact of societal discrimination and the lack of support on the mental health, academic performance, and overall well-being of sexual minority youth. Key findings reveal increased levels of stress, mental health disorders, and a higher likelihood of suicide attempts among these groups, emphasizing the critical need for systemic changes and targeted interventions. In conclusion, the article urges concerted efforts from all sectors of society to tackle the challenges faced by sexual minority youth. The implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based interventions and policies that foster acceptance, inclusivity, and support is essential for their mental health and well-being. The ultimate aim is to cultivate an environment where sexual minority youth feel valued, accepted, and supported, thereby contributing to a healthier and more inclusive society.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240819

    The High-Quality Development Path of English Education Teachers

    The "double reduction" policy aims to further alleviate the excessive workload of homework and extra-curricular training in primary and secondary schools. The reform of the new college entrance examination aims to reshape the traditional education and teaching methods and enhance the rationality and scientificity of teaching and learning assessment. The implementation of these policies and the reform of the education system have provided new opportunities for the professional development of teachers. This study analyzes the importance and path of teacher development under policy guidance. This paper argues that in the context of relevant policies, promoting teachers' professional development can help expand teachers' professional knowledge and skills, and strengthen their professional beliefs. At the same time, they have created new challenges and problems for teachers' professional development, including teachers' lack of professional ambition, the need to strengthen school and related sector policies, and the lack of research on teachers' professional growth. Therefore, teachers must cultivate internal motivation and autonomy to enhance their capabilities, while relevant authorities should intensify theoretical research on teachers' professional development and foster guidance for the teaching profession's developmental pathway.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240810

    An Analysis of the Marketing Strategy of Domestic Art Films in the New Media Era: A Case Study of Only the River Flows

    Chinese art films have been garnering increasing attention on the international stage; however, they are still facing challenges in terms of publicity and marketing within the domestic film market. Based on this background, this paper aims to examine the marketing strategy of the recent exceptional art film Only The River Flows through a case study approach, with the employment of text analysis and theoretical analysis to identify an effective marketing model for art films. In this era of new media, both social platforms and short video platforms have presented opportunities as well as challenges for film marketing. Through the analysis, it can be seen that domestic art films need to strike a balance between their artistic value and commercial viability while they should also pay attention to comprehending the commonalities along with individualities of different marketing approaches in order to achieve critical acclaim as well as box office success.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240826

    The Significance of Human Life in Mo Yan's Novel Frog

    This paper takes Mo Yan's novel Frog as the research object, explores the views of each character in Frog on the meaning of life through the psychological changes of different characters in the novel and each character in different periods, and deeply excavates the pain points of the family planning era through the novel. In the metaphor of "frog-baby-life", "frog" is the symbol, and life is the end of the metaphor; Among them, the "baby" is the most dramatic perspective point as the point of entanglement of problems in historical society. This paper focuses on the image and psychology of frogs, aunts, and Wang Renmei, and delves into the meaning of the works, and tries to present the hidden value appeal of the original text—life itself and the meaning of life—in the historical scenes and life events in the book, as well as in the changes of personnel.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240827

    Analysis of the Cultural Significance and Social Rationale of "Red" in Chinese Culture

    "Red" is arguably the most frequently used color term in Chinese. Since ancient times, the Chinese people have held a special emotional connection to the color "red", and this psychological characteristic is directly reflected in the usage of the linguistic symbol "red", forming its unique cultural significance. This paper provides a brief analysis and overview of the cultural meanings of "red" from both traditional and contemporary perspectives, including its associations with "celebration," "power and favor," "nobility," and "revolution, progress." It elucidates the rich humanistic nuances layered upon the natural attribute of "red" and explores its inherent characteristics of human creativity, symbolism, and communicability, deepening our understanding of the cultural significance of "red." Furthermore, the cultural meaning of "red" is intricately intertwined with social factors. This paper delves into the external social rationale behind the formation of the cultural meaning of "red," conducting in-depth analyses of natural superstitions, historical factors, literary arts, folk customs, language influences, and other aspects, revealing the rich and profound social causes behind the cultural essence of "red."

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240828

    Analysis of the Creation and Demise of the WuZhou New Characters in Tang Dynasty Politics

    After a long political struggle during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty, Wu Zetian finally changed the name of the empire from Tang to Zhou in 690, thereby establishing her authority and rule. Despite this, opposition forces persisted against her within the court and the country. In response, Wu Zetian initiated a series of political and cultural reforms to further solidify her personal authority. One of these reforms was the WuZhou New Characters, introduced during her reign. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the main reasons for the emergence and demise of the new characters during the WuZhou period (690-705). Through the analysis of physical objects and historical documents and by referencing the results of previous studies, this research reveals the close connection between the WuZhou New Characters and the political situation of the time. To a certain extent, it also highlights the social and cultural changes that occurred. While Wu Zetian was alive, the new characters began to play a role alongside her authority. However, with Wu Zetian's death and the decline of the political power she represented, the new characters eventually faded away. This study contributes to a deeper understanding of the political system and cultural evolution of the Tang Dynasty, providing new perspectives and references for research in the field of Chinese historiography.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240725

    Research and Analysis of Internet Feminism: A Case Study of Characters in Contemporary Chinese Film and Television Works

    With the development of the times, topics related to feminism have been receiving more and more attention, women's past life experiences have been collected and amplified through various media, and women's voices have been summarized and expressed. As one of the mediums of expression, film, and television dramas have attracted a lot of attention in recent years, and there are a lot of characteristic and representative female roles in them, and the discussion voices on these roles have been reconstructed and re-propagated on the Internet and in real life. The paper believes that female roles in film and television dramas are closely related to those in real life. This thesis, through the literature method and case study method, adopts three discourse types, namely, Doing Gender, Undoing Gender, Non-cooperative and Entrepreneurial, to compare and discuss female roles in film and television dramas, and to study modern women's self-worth and explore the awakening of women's consciousness. From the study, it is concluded that the path of feminism is still winding because of the diverse and ambiguous types of feminist discourse.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240814

    A Review on the Impact of Bullying in Schools

    School bullying is a social malpractice that has a great impact on the physical and mental health of young people in the current society, and its consequences can even affect the daily life of individuals in the society for a very long time as well as the problem of building the society. Against this background, this study aims to investigate how to reduce the incidence of bullying in schools and how to improve the mental health of young people as a result of bullying in schools. Most of the previous research on bullying in schools has been cross-sectional data on the harm caused by bullying in schools over a period of several years, but it has not been possible to distinguish the difference between psychological harm such as cold violence and isolation and direct physical harm such as beatings. Therefore, a comparative approach was used to visualize the difference between the two types of injuries by comparing different articles and studies. This study better reflects the different harms of bullying in different situations and the different aspects of its impact on adolescents, and allows for better treatment of the different harms suffered by adolescents, thus reducing the harms caused by bullying in schools more quickly and effectively.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240803

    Research on Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language in the Later Period

    Wittgenstein puts forward two different theories of language in his philosophical career. This paper discusses the transformation from early Wittgenstein's theory to later Wittgenstein’s theory, and analyzes and evaluates the latter. Early Wittgenstein still adopted the western traditional philosophy’s mode of thinking , based his theory on ontology and language’s image theory, and constructed an ideal artificial language to describe facts in the form of proposition. However, such theories and mode of thinking faced many difficulties and challenges, and the necessity and rationality of constructing an ideal language are questioned. Later Wittgenstein realized the countless ways in which language is used in daily life, and believed that each use of language in life should be regarded as a "language game". Given that, the proposition discussed in the earlier theory is just one of the countless "language games". Therefore, Wittgenstein’s early theory seems to oversimplify the use of language. Later Wittgenstein believed that in order to explore the meaning of language, we should not search for the essence from a metaphysical perspective, but should search for the form of human life and the daily use of language. This is the core of notion “meaning is usage” . The endless debate of philosophers for thousands of years, therefore, results from the fact that philosophers have been trapped in the dilemma of language and have vainly tried to overcome the upper limit of their mind. Later Wittgenstein thus classify the use of language into misuse and normal use, and reminded human to always reflect on their use of language. Although his theory seems to disobey the traditional mode of thinking of Western philosophy, it should be regarded as a great and valuable idea.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240783

    Game Design for Female Teenagers

    Presently, gaming has evolved into an essential component for a multitude of individuals. Additionally, there is a wide array of game genres available in the market. However, the majority of games are not especially tailored to the interests of a particular demographic, but rather aim to accommodate the widest possible range of individuals. The research method employed in this study consists of an in-depth review of existing literature and the conducting of a questionnaire. This research gives a comprehensive analysis of the game preferences of adolescent girls, aged 12 to 18, through the use of a questionnaire. It examines participants' perspectives on several aspects of the game, including visual and sound effects, difficulty level, characters, and plot. The optimal strategy is to create a game that fulfills the gameplay requirements of this particular audience. The aim of this study is to investigate the gaming preferences of a particular demographic and develop a game tailored to their interests. It is of the opinion that games developed in this manner have the potential to be more competitive within the gaming industry.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240815

    Popularization of AI for Psychological as Well as Educational Applications

    The integration of Artificial Intelligence in the field of mental health represents a significant paradigm shift, particularly within the context of higher education healthcare services. This essay encapsulates the transformative potential of AI, with a particular emphasis on Deep Learning, in revolutionizing mental health diagnostics and treatment. It underscores the precision and personalization that AI introduces to the treatment of prevalent mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. This advancement is not just a technological leap but also a confluence of insights from cognitive science, which in turn enriches AI's effectiveness and contributes novel dimensions to cognitive research methodologies. The core of this research hinges on an extensive literature review, aiming to dissect the multifaceted implications of AI in mental health. This involves an exploration of ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and cultural impacts. The research posits critical questions regarding the stewardship of sensitive health data and the moral dilemmas inherent in AI applications in mental health contexts.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240813

    Exploring the Impact of Contemporary Consumerism on Young People

    Today's college students as a special consumer group in society, and their life consumption has a certain scientific rationality, but part of consumer behavior and consumer psychology also shows an irrational tendency. Contemporary college students' consumption has its reasonableness and particularity, and at the same time, there are obvious misunderstandings in consumption behavior and consumption psychology, which need influence and help from school, family, and society. This paper uses the research method of literature review to conclude by analyzing the theory of consumerism, the characteristics of contemporary college students' consumption, and the problems caused by college students' overconsumption. First, consumerism also sows the seeds of money anxiety among young people. Young people are often at the beginning of their careers and face the challenge of financial autonomy. However, an excessive consumer culture may tempt them into high consumption and debt, increasing uncertainty in money management, which in turn causes anxiety and burden. However, research also shows that consumerism is not entirely negative for young people. In a way, this culture also stimulates creativity and innovation. Young people may contribute to the development and progress of society through the pursuit of novel experiences and products. In summary, the impact of contemporary consumerism on young people is a complex and multifaceted topic. The paper will dig deeper into the various dimensions of this phenomenon and explore the challenges and opportunities involved, to provide useful perspectives for better understanding and responding to this social phenomenon.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240768

    Research on How Public Art Shapes the Spirit of Museum Place

    With the increasing demand for urban public space construction, the use of public art has become increasingly important. At the same time, museums are gradually emerging as an indispensable "third space" in the city. Therefore, it is necessary for us to think deeply about how to achieve a complementary and mutually beneficial relationship between museums and public art. This paper takes the spirit of place as theoretical guidance, combines examples of domestic and foreign museums, and specifically analyzes the design path for museums to build public art to shape the spirit of place. This paper studies how museum public art can narrate strategies from external spaces, use media to restore internal scenes, fit in with the natural environment, and explore the "third space" of urban spirit is constructed from four aspects of regional context. This paper proposed that with the intervention of public art, museums should comprehensively consider multiple factors such as design, overall environment and correlation, pay attention to the overall correlation between design and system environment, and focus on the audience's sense of identity and belonging to build the spirit of place.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240830

    The Contemporary Significance of the Anthropological Turn

    The fundamental questions of "What is human place in Being" and "What is man" are being marginalised by human proprietary from Modernity, such as capital, political institutions, natural sciences and modern technology. Traditional metaphysics is deaf to Modernity, and general anthropology also does not touch human Essence and the Being of human beings. The result is that the human existence is at stake. German philosophers, Max Scheler, Helmuth Plessner and Arnold Gehlen, predicted these realities and endeavoured to establish all-encompassing and epochal philosophical anthropology, dedicating to exploring the issues of the times. This paper follows the philosophical anthropology paradigm where in reference to other creatures and in the midst of the liberation of self-consciousness, humans gradually reveal a unique place and project themselves into the human social realm, starting with the two core categories, Person and Man. Finally, it concludes that philosophical anthropology clings to Zeitgeist (spirit of the times) and creates a worldview and a basic rationale for the contemporary to develop the methodology in response to the issues of Modernity.

  • Open Access | Article 2024-03-14 Doi: 10.54254/2753-7048/42/20240837

    The Correlation Between the Big-Five Personality Traits and Social Media Use among Young Adult

    Whether people’s personality traits are correlated with social media use and addiction has been a widely favored research topic among psychologists in recent years. However, there has not been an adequate number of studies focusing on the relationship between social media post content lookup preference and users’ personality traits, specifically among young adults. To this end, participants (N=50) who are of college age were recruited and volunteered to take a survey that investigates their social media use frequency. The results did not show a strong correlation between social media use and school/work-family balance. No statistical significance was found between social media post content lookup preference and specific personality traits, such as neuroticism and extraversion. Those who spend more time on social media were found to be the ones with extravert personality traits. These findings emphasize the need for further research on such topics which will help with the understanding and treatment improvement of social media addiction from the personality perspective.

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