Parenting across Cultures Study-award from Jacobs Foundation

The Parenting Across Cultures project received funding from the Jacobs Foundation via a research prize awarded to Laurence Steinberg, PhD, of Temple University. These new funds were used to conduct an assessment of judgment, decision-making, and psychosocial development in China, Colombia, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States. The assessment included questions about several aspects of development that affect the choices young people make, including choices to engage in risky and antisocial behavior. These aspects of development include impulsivity, foresight, sensation-seeking, planning, and reward salience. The resultsĀ have important policy implications with respect to issues such as making judgments about the criminal responsibility of juvenile offenders and understanding the age at which individuals develop the capacities to be held fully responsible for their actions.