Research on the Emotional Memory of Deity Belief in Chinese Residents for Nationalities

Pengsheng Zhou
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2017)   unpublished
In order to explore the implicit attitude of Deity belief and reasonable factors based on residents' spiritual state. With some field work and qualitative interviewing methods, the author studied the sentiment memory of Deity from residents including minority. The interviews were conducted by trained undergraduates and graduate students in psychology. With emotional statements of the infinite loyalty in Chinese residents, metaphor "psychological sustenance" was more common, and loyalty was
more » ... ly related with age, occupation, religious beliefs. When heard of disrespectful sentences or saw unsuited behavior towards deity, most of the believers are positive in their emotional reactions. The emotional reaction of those unbelievers who heard disrespectful words or saw inappropriate actions is not exactly the same. The implicit attitudes of residents in various regions were reflected as inheriting the tradition, sacrificing while needed, affording comfort and so on. The education of atheism does not completely eliminate the emotional status of the deity belief, but the role of the deity in the spiritual elements is affected by the real life. Chinese residents pay close attention to the current livelihood. Notes: "suangua" refers to prediction to the future in Chinese word, believed in majority of elder people in rural China.
doi:10.2991/icmess-17.2017.118 fatcat:7grzj76kyng3tkj4ywwhbfby5e