Adolescent dating relationships

In my own research, I've explored the "damned if you don't" aspects.

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An example of such a belief is "Most women fail to appreciate fully all that men do for them." (I described this study in more detail, with more examples of the different kinds of sexism, and some discussion of possible explanations, in this post.) One more set of studies (discussed in more detail here) asked whether matrimania really matters.

Matrimania is the over-the-top hyping of weddings, couples, romance and marriage.

The end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood varies by country and by function.

Furthermore, even within a single nation state or culture there can be different ages at which an individual is considered (chronologically and legally) mature enough for society to entrust them with certain privileges and responsibilities.

Physical growth (particularly in males), and cognitive development can extend into the early twenties.

Thus age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence.

Yet, these wisps of matrimania mattered -- though only to the women.

College women who had just seen pictures of beach sunsets and romantic restaurants were less likely to express an interest in majoring in math or science, or pursuing careers in those areas, than were women who had just seen pictures of books and eyeglasses.

A thorough understanding of adolescence in society depends on information from various perspectives, including psychology, biology, history, sociology, education, and anthropology.

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