Chapter 4 Psychology Vocab  
Metacognition <ul><li>Definition:  The ability to think about thinking </li></ul><ul><li>In adolescents, there comes a tim...
Adolescent Egocentrism <ul><li>Definition:   Difficulty distinguishing between one's own thinking, and thinking about the ...
Imaginary Audience <ul><li>Definition:   Our EXAGGERATED belief that other's are paying attention or thinking about our ap...
Personal Fable <ul><li>Definition:  Our belief that our experience and behaviors are unique and nobody has ever done them ...
Actual Self <ul><li>Definition:  An adolescent's actual self is who they actually view themselves to be which includes the...
Possible Self <ul><li>Definition:   The traits and qualities you believe you COULD have </li></ul><ul><li>Actual self  is ...
Ideal Self <ul><li>There are 2 Types of Possible Selves the  ideal self  is: </li></ul><ul><li>Definition:   The person an...
Feared Self <ul><li>The 2nd Type of Possible Self is the  feared self: </li></ul><ul><li>Definition:   The person an adole...
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Chapter 4 psychology_vocab

  1. 1. Chapter 4 Psychology Vocab  
  2. 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. 3. Adolescent Egocentrism <ul><li>Definition:  Difficulty distinguishing between one'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. 4. Imaginary Audience <ul><li>Definition:  Our EXAGGERATED belief that other's are paying attention or thinking about our appearance and behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>It's the belief that more people care about what you look like and act like than actually do. </li></ul>
  5. 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 &quot;thinking about their thoughts&quot; they sometimes come to the realization that an idea they had was unique and had never been thought before. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Actual Self <ul><li>Definition: An adolescent'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. 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. 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's </li></ul>
  9. 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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