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Chapter 4 psychology_vocab
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  • 1. Chapter 4 Psychology Vocab  
  • 2. Metacognition <ul><li>Definition: The ability to think about thinking </li></ul><ul><li>In adolescents, there comes a time when you can reflect on your own thought process for the first time. </li></ul>
  • 3. Adolescent Egocentrism <ul><li>Definition:  Difficulty distinguishing between one&apos;s own thinking, and thinking about the thoughts of others. </li></ul><ul><li>This can lead to an egocentrism in adolescents </li></ul>
  • 4. Imaginary Audience <ul><li>Definition:  Our EXAGGERATED belief that other&apos;s are paying attention or thinking about our appearance and behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>It&apos;s the belief that more people care about what you look like and act like than actually do. </li></ul>
  • 5. Personal Fable <ul><li>Definition: Our belief that our experience and behaviors are unique and nobody has ever done them before. </li></ul><ul><li>When adolescents first begin &amp;quot;thinking about their thoughts&amp;quot; they sometimes come to the realization that an idea they had was unique and had never been thought before. </li></ul>
  • 6. Actual Self <ul><li>Definition: An adolescent&apos;s actual self is who they actually view themselves to be which includes the traits and qualities they VIEW themselves to have </li></ul><ul><li>This is how adolescents see themselves. </li></ul>
  • 7. Possible Self <ul><li>Definition:  The traits and qualities you believe you COULD have </li></ul><ul><li>Actual self is how you view yourself now, but possible self is how you could be. </li></ul>
  • 8. Ideal Self <ul><li>There are 2 Types of Possible Selves the ideal self is: </li></ul><ul><li>Definition:  The person an adolescent would like to be </li></ul><ul><li>You could wish to be more popular or get straight A&apos;s </li></ul>
  • 9. Feared Self <ul><li>The 2nd Type of Possible Self is the feared self: </li></ul><ul><li>Definition:  The person an adolescent imagines they could be, but fear that outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>An adolescent may fear becoming an outcast or not getting into a good college. </li></ul>

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