@shsnawada,Have you considered a career in psychology my friend? You have an intuitive brain. But then again, people like you have the capacity to mold their brains to fit whatever career they choose and still be successful at it. Anyways, addressing the issue of the creature at hand. Just as there are normal and abnormal 17 year olds, so are there normal and abnormal children (in this case the 7 year olds). According to studies no-one has predominance or rather dominance over the other. It is such a translucent line between the two because just one situation or one circumstance can make the individual step over the line. And although the brain takes time to mature indefinitely by age, (pardon me, the environmental psychologist in me comes out taking a stance), your environment is the defining factor in shaping your brain. What age does is develop your brain not shape your thinking. If you look long enough i'm sure you'll find a 7 year old humanitarian, a 7 year old normal kid, a 7 year old genocidal kid with equally developed brains but all with a different mind set and perspective shaped by the environments and the beliefs that they grew up on. And see, ethics can be taught technically speaking. But if the child was brought up on staple beliefs that are against every ethical law that we base our society upon, well, he's going to end up probably a juvenile delinquent. If a child has in his/her mind that is is justified to kill a human being for their own means, the ethic that, that is not right will not mean much to them. That is why i guess laws are in place to enforce ideals, not simply inspire them. And yeah, lavina isnt fit to exist.
"While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth."
robotpajamas: since Im going to be giving the CAT this year
d_ist_urb_ed: To whom?
robotpajamas: f*ck you