"The Journal of Adult Development found no such link in a nonclinical sample of typical adults. The researchers used physiological and self-reported measures of emotion regulation, including tests of psychological immaturity."
Stuart Brody, professor of psychology at the University of the West of Scotland, said, “Some people might automatically assume that an adult owning a toy animal is an indicator of the owner's immaturity, there was no association of adult toy animal ownership with emotion regulation and maturity.”
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