Invincibility fable they cannot be overcome or even harmed by anything that

Invincibility fable they cannot be overcome or even

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Invincibility fable: they cannot be overcome or even harmed by anything that might defeat a normal mortal, such as, unprotected sex, drug abuse, or high-speed driving o Imaginary audience: young teens literally feel that they are on stage, with everyone watching everything they do. o Personal fable: teenagers feel that their own lives are totally special and unique. Intense Emotions o Experience-sampling technique: a research procedure designed to capture moment-to-moment experiences by having people carry pagers and take notes describing their activities and emotions whenever the signal sounds Results indicate teens are more emotionally intense than adults The Downhill Pathway o Adolescent limited turmoil: is specific to teens and does not persist into adult life o Non-suicidal self-injury: cutting, burning or purposely injuring one’s body to cope with stress o Life-course difficulties: antisocial behavior that, for a fraction of adolescents, persist into adult life The Downhill Pathway o At-risk teens tend to have Emotional problems early in life Eternalizing problems Aggressive behavior o At-risk teens tend to have poor family relationships They show insecure family attachments They feel disconnected from parents Parents must provide limits, but also respect independence Thriving Adolescence o Not all teens are trouble- some thrive- what’s the trick Close family relationships developed early in life Pro-social friends Academic success Strong schools Developing passion for something that society prizes A strong religious faith and commitment Youth development program
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