RULES OF THE GAME

Within developmental psychology, regulations, legal guidelines, or interpersonal standards toward which a child's ways of thinking adjusts when they age. As soon as young children initially understand the significance of regulations, they see these as absolutely obligatory. Regardless of whether they break regulations, they usually do not question their legitimacy. But when they move toward the age of puberty, young people are inclined to change their outlook and see regulations as interpersonal standards or restrictions which may be surveyed and altered under circumstances of shared acceptance.

RULES OF THE GAME: "Once you understand the rules of the game, it's hard not to get mad."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RULES OF THE GAME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rules-of-the-game/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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