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egocentric

 [e″go-sen´trik]
self-centered, conceited, egotistical; preoccupied with one's own interests and needs; lacking concern for others.

e·go·cen·tric

(ē'gō-sen'trik),
Marked by extreme concentration of attention on oneself, that is, self-centered. Compare: allocentric.
Synonym(s): egotropic
[ego + G. kentron, center]

egocentric

/ego·cen·tric/ (-sen´trik) self-centered; preoccupied with one's own interests and needs; lacking concern for others.

egocentric

[ē′gōsen′trik]
Etymology: Gk, ego + kentron, center
1 adj, regarding the self as the center, object, and norm of all experience and having little regard for the needs, interests, ideas, and attitudes of others.
2 n, a person possessing these characteristics.

e·go·cen·tric

(ē'gō-sen'trik)
Marked by extreme concentration of attention on oneself, i.e., self-centered.
Synonym(s): egotropic.

e·go·cen·tric

(ē'gō-sen'trik)
Marked by extreme self-concentration.
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The Adolescent Egocentrism Scale consists of 15 items drawn from the larger Adolescent Egocentrism-Sociocentrism Scale (Enright et al.
The IAS, which measures adolescent egocentrism, is a 12-item paper-and-pencil self-report instrument.
For Piaget (1936/1969), another consequence of egocentrism is the insensibility of the child to contradictions; for example, he may initially affirm that wooden boats sail because they are light, and some minutes later, argue that big boats do not sink because they are heavy.
In this sense, he states: <<Child mentality configures, with respect to adult mentality, the same relation that a new animal species holds with the species from which it descends, if, with transformism, we admit that the new epistemic characteristic that typifies the prelogical thought of the smaller child, egocentrism, asserts itself as a state of indifferentiation between the subjective aspects of the I and the objective aspects of the physical or the social world, which induces the subject to center exclusively in his own point of view, thus deforming his representation of reality and of others>> (Psychopedagogie et mentalite enfantine, 1928c, 34).
Noted psychologist and social philosopher Erich Fromm described "self-love" as distinct from arrogance, conceit, or egocentrism.
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