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    How to Determine Maturity

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    It is difficult to determine what makes an adult, an adult. It is not clearly related to age, or necessarily to maturity...I know plenty of 14 year olds that are more mature than many 30 year olds I know .

    If you were assigned to perform research on the subject - what variables would you investigate? What makes someone "mature" or "able to take care of themselves mentally and physically"? How would you measure these concepts?

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    1) What variables would you investigate?
    I would investigate age, the law, experience, and mental abilities.

    2) What makes someone mature and able to take care of themselves:
    Experience and mental ability. The things ...

    Solution Summary

    Various variables are involved in determining maturity. Those variables range from age to legalities. The solution gives a description of what makes an adult, an adult.