Adolescent Egocentrism: A Primary Review and the Implications for Spiritual Development

From: Volume IX, Issue 3: Spring 1989 Pages 41-50


This article reviews the major scholarly and research writings on the concept of adolescent egocentrism, most significantly those of Jean Piaget and David Elkind. It is seen that adolescent egocentrism has specific characteristics which are directly related to teenage problems. Implications for spiritual development and nurture include helping adolescents to overcome egocentrism. It is also submitted that a study of spiritual egocentrism must begin with adult egocentrism.



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