Adolescent Development

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1. What is not a feature of egocentrism

  • Illusion of transparency- feelings that everyone knows your inner thoughts
  • Focus on the self- only concerned about themselves
  • Focus on mental life- extreme preoccupation with one's thoughts and feelings
  • Self-consciousness- individuals feel shame due to the overwhelming feeling of critic
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2. How does adolescent egocentrism develop

  • Hormonal shift
  • Becoming more aware of one's inner world/mental life
  • Receiving critic from peers
  • Becoming more self-centered

3. Which is not a reason why imaginary audience maybe outdated

  • Adolescents must be self-absorbed to create their personality
  • Adolescents are too consumed with their own thoughts to think about others
  • It is a coping mechanism to deal with stress
  • Females are under stronger social pressures

4. Which is not a study relating to adolescent development

  • Weil- Ps completed perceptual tasks and asked to rate how confident they were with their answer, accuracy of their performance was the highest in adolescent group
  • Alberts- A questionnaire judged personal fable through invulnerability and specialty, these scores were highest in adolescents, particularly men
  • Watkins- Teenagers were observed for a month and kept a journal, those who engaged in more healthy habits showed less ego-centrism
  • Somerville- Completed FMRIs, were told a camera was off, warming up or on (a peer of the same sex is observing them) greater brain activation, physiological responses and embarrassment compared to children and adults

5. What is Somerville's study into self-consciousness

  • P: Teenagers were subconsciously shown insecurities that are common amongst their peers F: Showed more awareness of these and dislike of them within themselves in a questionnaire
  • P: Asked people to monitor how many times they looked in the mirror F:Adolescents reported they did it the most
  • P: Completed FMRIs, were told a camera was off, warming up or on (a peer of the same sex is observing them) F:greater brain activation, physiological responses and embarrassment compared to children and adults
  • P: 8-22 year olds were observed on self-conscious behaviours for 8 weeks F:Adolescents exhibited the most self-concious behaviour

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