Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation
Steinberg,Laurence1,2; Icenogle,Grace1; Shulman,Elizabeth P.3; Breiner,Kaitlyn4; Chein,Jason1; Bacchini,Dario5; Chang,Lei6; Chaudhary,Nandita7; Giunta,Laura Di8; Dodge,Kenneth A.9; Fanti,Kostas A.10; Lansford,Jennifer E.9; Malone,Patrick S.9; Oburu,Paul11; Pastorelli,Concetta8; Skinner,Ann T.9; Sorbring,Emma12; Tapanya,Sombat13; Tirado,Liliana Maria Uribe14; Alampay,Liane Peña15; Al-Hassan,Suha M.16; Takash,Hanan M.S.16
Source PublicationDevelopmental Science
ISSN14677687 1363755X
AbstractThe dual systems model of adolescent risk-taking portrays the period as one characterized by a combination of heightened sensation seeking and still-maturing self-regulation, but most tests of this model have been conducted in the United States or Western Europe. In the present study, these propositions are tested in an international sample of more than 5000 individuals between ages 10 and 30 years from 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, using a multi-method test battery that includes both self-report and performance-based measures of both constructs. Consistent with the dual systems model, sensation seeking increased between preadolescence and late adolescence, peaked at age 19, and declined thereafter, whereas self-regulation increased steadily from preadolescence into young adulthood, reaching a plateau between ages 23 and 26. Although there were some variations in the magnitude of the observed age trends, the developmental patterns were largely similar across countries.
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Corresponding AuthorSteinberg,Laurence
Affiliation1.Department of PsychologyTemple University,Philadelphia,United States
2.King Abdulaziz University,Saudi Arabia
3.Department of PsychologyBrock University,St Catherines,Canada
4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California Los Angeles,Los Angeles,United States
5.Department of PsychologySecond University of Naples,Naples,Italy
6.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Macau,Macao
7.Department of Human Development and Childhood StudiesLady Irwin CollegeUniversity of Delhi,Delhi,India
8.Department of PsychologyUniversità di Roma,Roma,Italy
9.Center for Child and Family PolicyDuke University,Durham,United States
10.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Cyprus,Nicosia,Cyprus
11.Department of Educational PsychologyMaseno University,Maseno,Kenya
12.Department of PsychologyUniversity West,Sweden
13.Department of PsychiatryChiang Mai University,Thailand
14.Consultorio Psicológico PopularUniversidad San Buenaventura,Cali,Colombia
15.Department of PsychologyAteneo de Manila University,Quezon City,Philippines
16.Queen Rania Faculty for ChildhoodHashemite University,Zarqa,Jordan
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Steinberg,Laurence,Icenogle,Grace,Shulman,Elizabeth P.,et al. Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation[J]. Developmental Science,2018,21(2).
APA Steinberg,Laurence.,Icenogle,Grace.,Shulman,Elizabeth P..,Breiner,Kaitlyn.,Chein,Jason.,...&Takash,Hanan M.S..(2018).Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation.Developmental Science,21(2).
MLA Steinberg,Laurence,et al."Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation".Developmental Science 21.2(2018).
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