Browsing Department of Psychology by Subject "adolescence; maturity; law; age of majority; cross-national"
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Adolescents’ cognitive capacity reaches adult levels prior to their psychosocial maturity: Evidence for a “maturity gap” in a multinational, cross-sectional sample. (Educational Publishing Foundation, 2019-02)All countries distinguish between minors and adults for various legal purposes. Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the legal status of juveniles have consulted psychological science to decide where to draw these ...