Psychological alienation

Experimental visualization of narrower problems

Individuals may be at war with themselves, torn between different attitudes and values. This is particularly true where the value-system ingrained during the years of youth is later confronted by rapidly changing social conditions and demands. A person, in attempting to adjust to these, becomes alienated from his tradition, which gives rise to guilt, doubt and confusion and considerable inner suffering. Individuals may also lose their self-worth. In its intense form psychological alienation is pathological and sociopathic.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST