Invincibility Fable

The invincibility fable is an adolescent’s egocentric belief that he/she can’t be hurt by the things that hurt other people, like fast driving, drug use, and unprotected sex.  Teens may think they don’t need condoms because they won’t get pregnant or get an STI.  They can drink and drive and it’s fine because an accident won’t happen to them (Berger, 2018; Feldman, 2014).  


Berger, K. S. (2018). The developing person: Through Childhood and adolescence (11th

ed.). New York, NY: Worth.  

Feldman, R. S. (2014). Child development: A topical approach. Boston, MA: Pearson.