Foreign studies of the phenomenon of egocentrismand socio-political attitudes of children and adolescents in modern society

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Abstract

The article is concerned with the analysis of foreign publications that discuss the phenomenon of adolescents’egocentrism and their socio-politicalattitudes. The article consists of two parts. The first part provides an overview of the studies of the adolescents’egocentrism in the situation of schooling and in moral development of a personality; it shows no gender differences in manifestations of egocentrism in adolescents participating in the study(United States). Egocentrism is considered as an alternative to the theory of decentration by J. Mead. In the second part of the article the materials of foreign publications are reviewed from the point of view of the political interests of the younger generation; the adolescents’ involvement in public life and their political identityare presented. Peer-reviewed articles of foreign authors were published in 2010 -2015

General Information

Keywords: egocentrism, teenagers, an imaginary audience, personal myth, political identity, moral identity

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2016050206

For citation: Polyakov P.V. Foreign studies of the phenomenon of egocentrismand socio-political attitudes of children and adolescents in modern society [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 51–54. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050206. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Petr V. Polyakov, student, the department of psychology, psychology of the Faculty of Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: polyakovpetr@mail.ru

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