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Article Analysis: Difference Between Adolescents And Adults

Steinberg, L., Cauffman, E., Woolard, J., Graham, S. & Banich, M. (2009). Are adolescents less mature than adults?: Minors' access to abortion, the juvenile death penalty, and the alleged APA "flip-flop." American Psychologist. 64(7), 583-594. Retrieved from PsycARTICLES database. http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=amp-64-7-583&site=ehost-live
Based on the above article:
1.) What is the main purpose of this article?
2.) What topics does the article address or what questions does the article seek to answer? How can you best convey the information in this article?
3.) What are the main conclusions of the article? What information do the authors provide to support these conclusions? What are the major points of the research methods?
4.) Are there alternative conclusions?

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Adolescents and Adults
Steinberg, L., Cauffman, E., Woolard, J., Graham, S. & Banich, M. (2009). Are adolescents less mature than adults?: Minors' access to abortion, the juvenile death penalty, and the alleged APA "flip-flop." American Psychologist. 64(7), 583-594. Retrieved from PsycARTICLES database. http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=amp-64-7-583&site=ehost-live
Based on the above article:
1.) What is the main purpose of this article?
The main purpose of the article was to address the APA's notion concerning adolescents and their level of psychological maturity compared to adults when it comes to certain issues such as abortion.
2.) What topics does the article address or what questions does the article seek to answer? How can you best convey the information in this article?
This article addressed numerous topics. The first topic it addressed was the APA view on adolescents and their decision making on abortion through a brief discussion of the Hodgson v. Minnesota (1990) case concerning a minor's right to an abortion without parental consent. Another topic addressed was the juvenile ...

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The differences between adolescent and adults is determined in the solution.

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