During adolescence, there is a developmental shift of focus on peer acceptance and approval. This is also a time when adolescents believe they are the center of attention and have an “imaginary audience,” meaning everyone is watching them.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- What are some of the consequences of this shift to peer reliance? What are the advantages or disadvantages?
- How does this shift relate to body image, eating disorders, alcohol and tobacco use, drug use, and promiscuity?