The Role and Application of Guilt in Adolescent Development

  •  Xinyi Huang    


Adolescents encounter challenges in their development primarily encompassing psychological, ideological, and moral aspects. As time evolves, conventional methods to address these issues have been gradually weakened in practice, necessitating the introduction of new approaches. This paper provides an overview of the role of guilt in the growth of adolescents. Based on existing research results, this study introduces the definition, generation mechanism, moral attributes, and driving force of guilt through methods including citation introduction, summarization, analysis, and inference. Subsequently, the positive and negative effects of guilt are summarized. On the one hand, guilt brings negative emotions such as self-loss and anxiety, and may lead to an anti-social personality. On the other hand, it enables a more stable mental state in adolescents, promotes beneficial behaviors, and improves ideological and moral levels. The analysis results show that guilt, with the assistance of “conscience”, urges adolescents to take responsibility for their actions, correctly deal with the adverse consequences of their behavior, and make positive changes, thereby providing impetus for the development and improvement of adolescent personality. Consequently, it is recommended to introduce educational strategies centered on guilt into adolescent educationandguarantee their rationaizedapplication.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0526
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0534
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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