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This excerpt illustrates the concepts of egocentrism and how the young preoperational child "reasons" through imagination, transductive reasoning, and centration.
Although they aren't yet full-fledged teenagers, even middle-schoolers may experience what is known as 'adolescent egocentrism,' which is a heightened self-consciousness, leading them to assume that everyone else is as worried about their appearance and behaviors as they are.
A story of a valorous egocentric life which ends in death means very little to the greater good of a people bound to an oppressive system, and with his mimicry Bulosan denounces this egocentrism as a first-world luxury.
Consider Rose in Jule Styne's Gypsy, a monster of egocentrism and projection.
The egocentrism or ego bias of this stage is a favoring of one's own perspective over another's or a distortive tendency to assimilate another's point of view to one's own.
Due to limited social and physical experience, egocentrism, confounding of fantasy and reality, as well as an inability to think logically, young children's self-descriptions tend to be centered on personal appearance, physical ability, and possessions, and self-evaluations are optimistically inflated (Harter, 1983).
If one person in a couple is aware of their issues and working on them while the other is unmotivated to overcome an addiction or an emotional struggle or egocentrism or any other deterrent to personal health, the marriage will suffer.
The argument for ecocentrism and the intrinsic value of the biophysical world makes eminent sense if it widens the horizons of our moral concern and is taken as a sharp rebuke to utilitarian short-sightedness and egocentrism.
Marianne's egocentrism is clear in her creation of the fantasy of Willoughby, ultimately an extension of her self-love.
The vanity and egocentrism of the bet is shown to be symptomatic of Post-Pinochet Chilean society: Gabriel's father would have sex every day, his friend would become the most powerful man in Chile, and Gabriel's uncle would see socialism rule the continent.
The unnamable, contradictory power of an egocentrism that lays waste to barriers even as it leaves them intact, that kills and gives life, is "not to be articulated" and can only be defined as "having, literally, to do with something else.