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Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation
Temple University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, USA.
Temple University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, USA.
Brock University, Department of Psychology, St Catherines, Canada.
University of California Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, Los Angeles, USA.
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2017 (English)In: Developmental Science, ISSN 1363-755X, E-ISSN 1467-7687Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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The 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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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; Child and Youth studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11928DOI: 10.1111/desc.12532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11928DiVA: diva2:1167229
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Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2017-12-18Bibliographically approved

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