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Chapter 9, Problem 7FI
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Adolescent egocentrism gives rise to the ____________ audience and the personal fable.

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Introduction

While adolescence is a time of great physical and cognitive development, it is also a time of great egocentrism. In other words, it is not uncommon for teenagers to think that not only does the world revolve around him or her, but that all eyes and ears are on him or her at all times. Although seasoned adults have gone through this and know this isn't true, it can nevertheless be a bone of contention between parents and teens.

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The correct answer here is the “imaginary audience.” During adolescence, teens truly believe that others are quite concerned with what they think, what they believe, and what they're doing at any given time...

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