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For the upcoming 2008 British film by Noel Clarke see Adulthood (film).

The term adult has three distinct meanings: The imago is the last stage of development of an insect, after the last ecdysis of an incomplete metamorphosis, or after emergence from pupation where the metamorphosis is complete. ... This article is about the human developmental stage. ... Noel Clarke Noel Anthony Clarke (born 6 December 1975) is a British actor and writer from London. ... Adulthood is a British film currently in production, which follows up to the controversial 2006 film, Kidulthood. ...

  • Grown man or woman; mature person.
  • Plant or animal that has reached full growth.
  • One who is legally of age. Opposed to minor.
  • Self-control - restraint, emotional control.
  • Stability - stable personality, strength.
  • Independence - ability to self-regulate.
  • Seriousness - ability to deal with life in a serious manner.
  • Responsibility - accountability, commitment and reliability.
  • Method/Tact - ability to think ahead and plan for the future, patience.
  • Endurance - ability and willingness to cope with difficulties that present themselves.
  • Experience - breadth of mind, understanding.
  • Objectivity - perspective and realism.
  • Decision making capability - as all of the above correspond to making proper decisions.

With regard to pornography one can distinguish:

  • being allowed inside an adult establishment
  • being allowed to purchase pornography
  • being allowed to possess pornography
  • another person being allowed to sell, rent out, or show the young person pornography, see disseminating pornography to a minor
  • being a model or actor in pornography
 Some propose that moving into adulthood involves an emotional structuring of denial. This process becomes necessary to cope with one's own behaviour, especially in uncomfortable situations, and also the behaviour of others.(psychologically 

How can one classify a true adult? Many people directly attribute age to adulthood. The problem with this methodology becomes evident when you discuss the topic with various people of different cultural backgrounds. If you ask each of them what age they believe constitutes the point at which a person progresses from childhood into adulthood, their answers will always be different. Why? Because every one of the answers are based on subjective opinion. Adulthood is not based age; it’s based strictly on emotional maturity. Disseminating pornography to a minor is the act of showing pornography of any kind to a minor. ...


So what constitutes emotional maturity, and thus adulthood? Here are 20


==So what constitutes emotional maturity, and thus adulthood? Here are 20 defining characteristics of a true adult:


Realizing that maturity is an ongoing process, not a state, and continuously striving for self improvement. Able to manage personal jealousy and feelings of envy. Has the ability to listen to and evaluate the viewpoints of others. Maintains patience and flexibility on a daily basis. Accepts the fact that you can’t always win, and learns from mistakes instead of whining about the outcome. Does not overanalyze negative points, but instead looks for the positive points in the subject being analyzed. Is able to differentiate between rational decision making and emotional impulse. Understands that no skill or talent can overshadow the act of preparation. Capable of managing temper and anger. Keeps other people’s feeling in mind and limits selfishness. Being able to distinguish between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. Shows confidence without being overly arrogant. Handles pressure with self composure. Takes ownership and responsibility of personal actions. Manages personal fears. Able to see the various shades of grey between the extremes of black and white in every situation. Accepts negative feedback as a tool for self improvement. Aware of personal insecurities and self-esteem. Able to separate true love from transitory infatuation. Understanding that open communication is the key to progression. Above all, true adults do what they have to do when it is required of them, and they do what they want when they can. They are able to distinguish between the two and manage their time and efforts accordingly.


==in most cultures. There is not always a correlation between the qualities and the physical age of the person.


The adult character comprises:

  • Self-control - restraint, emotional control.
  • Stability - stable personality, strength.
  • Independence - ability to self-regulate.
  • Seriousness - ability to deal with life in a serious manner.
  • Responsibility - accountability, commitment and reliability.
  • Method/Tact - ability to think ahead and plan for the future, patience.
  • Endurance - ability and willingness to cope with difficulties that present themselves.
  • Experience - breadth of mind, understanding.
  • Objectivity - perspective and realism.
  • Decision making capability - as all of the above correspond to making proper decisions.

See also

In Islamic legal terminology, Baligh or Bulugh refers to a person who has reached maturity or puberty and has full responsibility under Islamic law. ... Teen redirects here. ... For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). ... Watershed is a term used in the United Kingdom (as well as Canada) to describe a time in television schedules beyond which it is permissible to show television programmes which have adult content. It is known in the US as Safe Harbor. Adult content can be generally defined as having... Age of consent laws Worldwide While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any... Manhood is the period in a males life when he has left behind the innocence of childhood. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... A motion picture rating system categorizes films with regard to suitability for audiences in terms of issues such as sex, violence, substance abuse, profanity, impudence or other types of mature content. ... Adultism is a predisposition towards adults, which some see as biased against children, youth, and all young people who arent addressed or viewed as adults. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota...

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External links

  • Table 8. Age of Independence US and UK legal age guide.
This article is about biological human development. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article is about prenatal development in humans. ... Pre- and perinatal psychology is the study of the psychological implications of the earliest experiences of the individual, before (prenatal) and during (perinatal) childbirth. ... A human infant The word Infant derives from the Latin in-fans, meaning unable to speak. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Baby” redirects here. ... Childhood (song) Childhood is a broad term usually applied to the phase of development in humans between infancy and adulthood. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... Teen redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... According to Erik Eriksons stages of human development, first enumerated in Childhood and Society (1950) a young adult is a person between the ages of 19 and 40, whereas an adolescent is a person between the ages of 13 and 21. ... Middle age is the period of life beyond young adulthood but before the onset of old age. ... Paul Kruger in his old age. ... The effects of ageing on a human face Elderly woman Ageing or aging is the process of systems deterioration with time. ... In biology, senescence is the combination of processes of deterioration which follow the period of development of an organism. ... In Developmental psychology, a stage is a distinct phase in an individuals development. ... John Bowlby (February 26, 1907 - September 2, 1990) was a British psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and his pioneering work in attachment theory. ... Mother and child Attachment theory is a psychological, evolutionary and ethological theory that provides a descriptive and explanatory framework for discussion of interpersonal relationships between human beings. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... // Psychosocial development as articulated by Erik Erikson describes eight developmental stages through which a healthily developing human should pass from infancy to late adulthood. ... Sigmund Freud (IPA: ), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. ... The concept of psychosexual development, as envisioned by Sigmund Freud at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, is a central element in the theory of psychology. ... Lawrence Kohlberg (October 25, 1927 – January 19, 1987) was an American psychologist. ... Kohlbergs stages of moral development are planes of moral adequacy conceived by Lawrence Kohlberg to explain the development of moral reasoning. ... Jean Piaget (August 9, 1896 – September 16, 1980) was a Swiss philosopher, natural scientist and developmental psychologist, well known for his work studying children, his theory of cognitive development and for his epistemological view called genetic epistemology. He created in 1955 the International Centre for Genetic Epistemology in Geneva and... // Although there is no general theory of cognitive development, one of the most historically influential theories was developed by Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist (1896–1980). ... Lev Vygotsky Lev Semenovich Vygotsky (Russian: Лев Семёнович Выготский) (November 17 (November 5 Old Style), 1896 – June 11, 1934) was a Soviet developmental psychologist and the founder of cultural-historical psychology. ... Cultural-historical psychology (the school of Vygotsky) - a trend in psychological research founded by Lev Vygotsky in the end of the 1920s and developed by his students and followers in Eastern Europe and worldwide. ...

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