Trying teenagers as adults

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Ad Honorem
Dec 2015
4,333
Florania
#41
Not sure what a stuffie might be. A stuffed toy? I was given my last stuffed toy at age 32. He was JBTB (Jolly Blue TeddY Bear) ,a powder blue oversized teddy bear, with a large seersucker tie.

It is my understanding that age 7 is considered the age of reason in traditional Chinese society. Same in the Catholic Church. I've long thought age 12 to be the age of reason. Because it is my understanding age 12 is the age people tend to become capable of abstract thought. IE able to understand say that stealing is morally wrong as a principe, rather than something one ought not do because of the consequences.
As long as a person functions at the "median range" of IQ (although debatable, which is an IQ of 85-115) or above, these ages are considered appropriate.
People with borderline intellectual functioning or intellectual disability should be put aside here; then, they are a rather small minority.
Many argue that the availability of the mass media and the Internet render people more mature; then, how do children and teenagers fare today?
In many parts of the world, we have substantially less children than previously; how do juvenile incidences of crimes compare to their historical records?

Stuffy is the term for plush animals, soft toys, or stuffed toys.
 
Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#42
As long as a person functions at the "median range" of IQ (although debatable, which is an IQ of 85-115) or above, these ages are considered appropriate.
People with borderline intellectual functioning or intellectual disability should be put aside here; then, they are a rather small minority.
Many argue that the availability of the mass media and the Internet render people more mature; then, how do children and teenagers fare today?
In many parts of the world, we have substantially less children than previously; how do juvenile incidences of crimes compare to their historical records?

Stuffy is the term for plush animals, soft toys, or stuffed toys.

Perhaps a poor example; Forrest Gump had an IQ of 70. I suspected at the time that he functioned better in the film than he would have in real life.

As far as I'm aware no US state executes intellectually impaired people. I think it was Mississippi who didn't like the existing standards, so they lowered the IQ level of persons who can be executed.. They have apparently gone on to execute people who would not face the death penalty in other states.

The IT savvy and use by children has made them more mature? I'd REALLY love to see the hard evidence for that claim.

My perception is the internet, and associated tech has produced a generation of far better informed and semi literate children. Maturity rates are also effected by physical changes, such as brain development and hormone production. A major agent in the development of children is socialisation,.The amount of influence changes depending on age and circumstances.

.Imo, it would be very difficult to accurately measure the effects of IT on a group, and even more difficult for an individual. I would be very wary of using existing raw stats. Inferential statistics can be a minefield; it's so easy to manipulate raw data. Politicians and media do it every day to produce a desired result.