disscussion chapter 6

disscussion chapter 6 - lacking when someone reached...

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Depending on the culture, the time when someone reaches adulthood varies. In America we see someone as an adult when they are eighteen years of age. At the age of eighteen many young adults start college and move out of the house, ending the time when the parents look after them and beginning a new part of their own lives. Compared to many animal species, this is an extremely long time for parents to continue to nurture their children. According to Princeton adulthood of defined as the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed or the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity. Going from this definition one would have to be capable of handling the real world to be considered an adult. Depending on the situation maturity can be obtained early in life, or later in life. If the maturity was
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Unformatted text preview: lacking when someone reached adulthood, the success in the real world might be limited. If the person could not make the right judgments in a situation, the person could potentially ruin their lives, for example, the choice to do or not to do drugs. If events, such as parents not being present at home, letting the child figure out major situations for themselves, and related situation could possibly speed of the process of achieving adulthood. A child that has had to raise their younger siblings due to absent parents would reach maturity earlier than a child who did not have to deal with this situation. To accelerate the childs cognitive skills, the parents could start teaching the child at an early age and set the child up on an advanced learning path. The physical growth aspect of adulthood could not be speed up....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at UT Arlington.

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