Future Planning — 03/07/2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_planning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_retardation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_living_skills
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_skills
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_depression
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawaii
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuteness

“Humans have been evolving toward greater “psychological neoteny.” According to Dr. Bruce Charlton, a Newcastle University psychology professor, what looks like immaturity — or in his terms, the “retention of youthful attitudes and behaviors into later adulthood” — is actually a valuable developmental characteristic, which he calls psychological neoteny. Highly educated people and eminent scientists demonstrate more neotenous psychological traits. In fact, the ability of an adult human to learn is considered a neotenous trait. Physical neotenization in humans has, likewise, caused psychologically neotenous traits in humans: curiosity, playfulness, affection, sociality and an innate desire to cooperate.

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