Changing adulthood age from 18 to 25
POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:50pm
TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — "Some people 18 years old are adults and some people are not," says Ed Pitka, East Texan.
Child Psychologists in Britain reported some interesting news advising doctors to change the age of adulthood from 18 to 25.
They were studying emotional maturity, hormonal development and neurological activity and they think today's generation of young adults are just maturing slowly.
This 19-year-old somewhat agrees.
"I like being considered an adult especially being 18 you can go the war and vote so you would that would be considered an adulthood but at 25 you experience life more," says Jessie Kurland, student.
East Texan Ed Pitka says, he agrees with the change.
"Just like some old people like me we'll never grow up... like me I'm part kid... wait a minute no I'm all kid I'm sorry not part kid so it depends on the individual," says Pitka.
Dr. Wade French of Tyler says, everyone comes from a different background and is on a different level and to raise the age of adulthood is not a good idea.
"Because you are going to start imposing on a lot of restrictions on people who are younger than 25 that certainly have the ability to function," says Dr. Wade French, Psychologist in Tyler.
The study found that women mature much faster than men. French says maturity comes down to cognitive development.
"The brain isn't completely developed with all the connections until somewhere around 22,23," says Dr. French.
He feels this study was done on a small group of young adults with maturity issues.
He says adults are adults and some just have a sense of entitlement.