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Does maturity affect productivity in teens and young adults?
I chose this question because I have wondered if maturity is the main cause of students failing in school and early life. I want to be able to provide adequate evidence on whether or not maturity levels really affect teens and young adults so that we as the human race maybe able to fix the problem of failure in early life.
Explanation of topic
I hope to learn whether or not maturity actually affects productivity of others or if it is more of putting your mind to it and getting it done.
I hope that those who read this, learn more about the world and understand whether maturity really affects the things they do day to day.
The teen years explained
This site talks about how the brains development effects even the sleeping patterns in adolescents. "Teens are often drowsy upon waking, tired during the day, and wakeful at night". "In adolescence, the brain's biological clock, or circadian rhythm, shifts forward". "Sleep debt also has a powerful effect on a teen's ability to learn and retain new material". In other words, the brain of adolescents causes many changes and can effect different things in an adolescent's life.
Why it takes so long to mature
This article talks about how maturity can come about when a challenging situation comes about. For example, when children have their own children thrown into the mix. Some will abandon those children when they realize they are not ready while other step up to the challenge and reach maturity.
Adolescent development and juvenile justice
This article talks about an area of the brain called the pre-frontal lobes. These areas deal with advanced thinking processes such as planning ahead, controlling emotions and impulses, and weighing the risk and reward of a decision before acting. If these areas didn't develop more, we as humans would be more like children than wise adults.
Walk in my shoes inside the teen brain
The frontal lobe is very late to mature, and stays that way til about age 25. Because of this, teens are prone to act impulsively. Whenever there's high emotion the frontal lobe is relatively taxed.
This would explain why some adolescents act different than others. For example, the responsible student is more likely to keep their good grades or their work ethic up rather than the student who feels that what their doing is a waste of time.
Adolescent Health Screening
Developmental Stages of Adolescents: There are three stages. Early, Middle, and Late Adolescence. Early adolescence starts roughly around the ages of 11-14 or middle to early high school. During this time young people reach sexual maturity but not mental maturity.
Middle adolescence starts roughly around the ages of 15-17 or though out high school. During this time the physical changes may start to settle down and the mental maturity begins to come about.
Late adolescence starts roughly around the ages of 18-21. During this time there is both sexual or physical maturity as well as the mental maturity that is needed for the real world.
Keep in mind that these stages happen at different times for different people, but this would explain somewhat as to why maturity comes about at different times for different people.