Is Age 27 the New 18? – Shrinking It Down

March 21, 2018


Posted in: Clay Center TV, Hot Topics, Multimedia, Teenagers, Young Adults

Topics: Child + Adolescent Development

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Does turning 18 mark the start of adulthood, or is this milestone simply a cultural construct? These days, researchers say that legal adolescence should continue into the mid-20s.

In this episode of Shrinking It Down, Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steve Schlozman break down this phenomenon, its origins and cultural contexts, and how adolescent development and behavior definitely persists beyond the age of 18.

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Shahd Husein

Shahd Husein

Shahd Husein is the editorial assistant for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds. She is currently working toward her Master of Public Health (MPH) at Tufts University School of Medicine, and previ...