ANOMIE

n. refers to a sense of hopelessness or emotional alienation from a societal group that generally follows social upheaval of some kind. Changes in moral, social, or personal values may also be a precursor.

ANOMIE: "The person experienced anomie after changing his or her allegiance to a political party he or she had belonged to for many years."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANOMIE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anomie/ (accessed January 19, 2021).
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