How accurate is age as an indicator in teen years?

New research from the University of Alberta and the University of Virginia, reported in the New York Times, looks at the wide variability in maturity and interests of teenagers, and casts some questions on the representativeness of research that looks at age only as a category instead of more social/emotional demographics.  It certainly makes good sense, though it would take longer to assemble your study sample!

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1 Response to “How accurate is age as an indicator in teen years?”


  1. 1 Bonnie Flahr June 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I’m a registered psychologist in Saskatchewan and totally agree that “age” is not an adequate indicator in teen years as there is such a huge variety of maturity levels and of life experiences during those influential years.


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