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Unformatted text preview: Quiz 4 1. As adolescents make the transition into formal operational thought, something that David Elkind calls adolescent egocentrism emerges. Adolescent egocentrism involves a tendency to think that one's thoughts are unique and important and that one has an unrealistic amount of control over the world. There are three aspects of this. First, there is imaginary audience , discussed in the book on p.134. The next two are not in the book. Second, there is personal fable- the belief that one is destined for greatness, that one's ideas and emotions are unique and exceptional. Third, there is the invincibility myth- the belief that one is not subject to the laws of probability, that one can control the environment and the outcomes of risky behavior. These three thought patterns emerge as formal operations emerges; the adolescent is aware of the greater...
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