selfism


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selfism

(ˈsɛlfɪzəm)
n
(Psychology) an emphasis on self; a selfish concentration on one's own interests or a philosophy based on them

selfism

the obsessive concentration on one’s self-interests. — selfist, n.
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Phares and Erskine (1984) introduced their Selfism Scale within the context of a growing concern about increasing levels of selfishness / egocentrism / "me-ness" within American culture.
The highest of these r-values was .417 (for the correlation of maximizing and selfism), and none of the remaining comparisons yielded a correlation greater than .262.
The impact of empathy and selfism on whistleblowing intentions, Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, 17(3), 602- 624.
We have a caring heart, seeing each person as in God's likeness, and seek that all should live to their full potential, rather than degrade through hedonism and selfism.
Thus EFCT, through an appeal to Socius, helps the couple to relate to each other with compassion and understanding and avoids the problem of selfism inherent within some humanistic therapies (Fatis, 1979; Vitz, 1977; Watson, Morris, & Hood, 1989).
Many of the items considered for the CMG Scale came from prior research (Eyler & Giles, 1999), including from a review of the Selfism Scale (Phares & Erskine, 1984), the Civic Attitudes and Skills Questionnaire (Moely et al., 2002), and the Public Service Motivation Scale (Perry, 1996).
To Southesk, Hamlet suffered from an internal "selfism"--not exactly selfishness but a more tactical relationship to conscious feelings, one that "passes them through his mind, and more or less consciously decides whether or not to feel them" (382).
Now -- When there is material enlightenment We have been commandeered into practicing modernism Humans live in amorphous geopolitics Dissonance stresses bonding rites Communalism is supplanted by selfism - me-ness Democracy enslaves the masses Let us live and destroy them perpetuates conflicts And plastic musical arts disable human-mindedness Throughout Africa sick or afflicted people go to consult diviners as to the causes of their troubles.
First, we must understand why the current idolatry of choice, or selfism, egoism, post-modernism--whatever you want to call the reigning amorality--is a transitory, passing phenomenon.
Nevertheless, one would think that a vote for Mondale would have been just as legitimate an affirmation of the electoral process, a protest against selfism in all its ghastly forms, an expression of anticommunism and pro-Americanism, and a symbolic whack at Abbie, Noam and me.
The sacredness of marriage and family life is being replaced by an idolatry of selfism that is quickly overtaking our culture in virtually one generation.
This research expanded understanding of forgiveness by (a) distinguishing forgiveness from unforgiveness and their respective correlates (empathy and selfism) and (b) examining coping style and its impact on the process of forgiveness and unforgiveness.