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When do adolescents develop physically vs emotionally?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Physical development is called puberty (done by 21 yo).
Emotional development is called maturity (usually done by 25 yo, but sometimes never finished). They do not necessarily occur simultaneously. Usually physically developed (adult) people who haven't matured properly are said to be in arrested adolescence. Some prepubertal children are exceedingly mature and act that way.

In brief: Nice question
Physical development is called puberty (done by 21 yo).
Emotional development is called maturity (usually done by 25 yo, but sometimes never finished). They do not necessarily occur simultaneously. Usually physically developed (adult) people who haven't matured properly are said to be in arrested adolescence. Some prepubertal children are exceedingly mature and act that way.
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