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Are People Born Smarter Than Others?
Even though American teenagers are heavier, eat fewer vegetables, sleep less, and spend a lot more time playing video games than their parents ever did, these future adults also are less likely to suffer from drug and alcohol abuse when they grow up, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. Every two years during the spring semester, the CDC surveys students in 9th through 12th grade enrolled at public and private schools throughout the United States. The latest survey, from , shows that fewer American high school students report smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or taking drugs than their counterparts of 25 years ago. And just 3 percent of those teens say they became sexually active before their 13th birthday. By , that number was down to just 6 percent, and the result is that fewer young people are dying in car accidents. But there are some disturbing trends.
10 Times Children Prove That They Are Much Smarter Than Adults
An internationally recognized expert on the psychology of child development, social reasoning, and morality, he has won numerous awards for his research, writing, and teaching. What gifts and capacities do children have that adults lack? And I think that there's two ways of answering that question that give intersecting answers. One is evolutionary, which is what would you expect a child to be good at, given that what childhood is, is a period before maturity where you get everything up to speed. The second one is, developmental psychology and observation.