Peer Pressure

Do you every wonder why your kids deal with peer pressure?

Peer Pressure

  1. Peer pressure is influence that a peer group, observers or individual exerts that encourages others to change their attitudes, values, or behaviors to conform to group norms. https://www.google.com/search?q=peer+pressure&safe=active&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=599&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=5hQHVcuCF4maNo6ThPAH&ved=0CAUQ_AUoAA&dpr=1

More Info On Peer Pressure

http://understandingteenagers.com.au/blog/2011/07/the-teenage-brain-peer-pressure/

  • The presence of peers activated the reward circuitry in the brain of adolescents that it didn’t do in the case of adult.
  • the part of the brain involved in reward processing is also involved in the processing of social information, explaining why peers can have such a pronounced effect on decision making.
  • The effect is believed to be especially strong in teenagers because brain changes shortly after puberty appear to make young people more attentive and aware of what other people are thinking about them.

Examples Of Peer Pressure

teenagers are susceptible to peer pressure just knowing that their friends are observing them.

Why Do Kids Deal With Peer Pressure ?

Some kids give in to peer pressure because they want to be liked, to fit in, or because they worry that other kids might make fun of them if they don't go along with the group.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/friend/peer_pressure.html#

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