Essay: Human Development (Due Week 10)
For this assignment, you will compose a 4-page essay in which you will review one of two theories
of development as it relates to your life experience
A. Introduction (based on one of the theories below: 1 – 2 pages)
Choose one of the two options below and write a 4-page paper (approximately 900-1000
words). Please use Times New Roman font and double-space your work. The title and
reference pages are not included in the total page/word count.
OPTION 1. David Elkind believed that the teenage years are marked by adolescent egocentrism
which takes two forms. How do these two concepts play out in the modern context with social
media and apps dominating many teens’ lives?
a) Imaginary Audience: A common belief among adolescents that they are or will be the focus
of attention in social situations and that others will be as critical or approving as they are of
b) Personal Fable: An exaggerated sense of personal uniqueness and indestructibility, which
may be the basis of the risk taking that is common during adolescence.