(noun) Concern for your own interests and wellbeing over all others; self-centeredness.
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- Plural: egocentrisms
- Altruism is the opposite of egocentrism.
- Also called:
- An (noun) egocentrist exhibits egocentrism (adverb) egocentristically in an (adjective) egocentric or (adjective) egocentristic manner.
- Word origin of “egocentric” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “egocentrism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/egocentrism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
egocentrism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/egocentrism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “egocentrism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/egocentrism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“egocentrism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/egocentrism/>.