At 18? At 21? Should you be able to fight in a war before you can rent a car? Is it cruel to sentence a teenager to life without parole? Why are our laws and rules on this issue so inconsistent, and how do they affect you? The answer, generally, is 18 — the age when the United States, and the rest of the world, considers young people capable of accepting responsibility for their actions.
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Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. Becoming Adult. Welcome to the first installment of Becoming Adult. This series is about to year-olds and the paths they take from adolescence into adulthood. This is the theme of my work as an applied developmental psychologist. Since my years as an undergrad working with Susan Whitbourne on studies of college students growing up, I have been intrigued by the lack of understanding that we have about the critical years when we lay the foundation of our adult lives.
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Adulthood is a complex concept that can be defined in various ways: physical maturity, psychological development or social behaviour. The question we need to figure out is when do you really become an adult? In most countries, including the U.
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