peer pressure


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peer pressure

n.
Pressure from one's peers to behave in a manner similar or acceptable to them.
Translations

peer pressure

nGruppen- or Erwartungsdruck m (vonseiten Gleichaltriger)
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Peer pressure may have contributed to his behaviour because nowadays young people have a 'challenge' to do stunts.
Asked if it was peer pressure in deciding the resolution outcome, Wee dismissed such claims.
According to a study published by the US-based American Psychological Association, peer pressure begins "as soon as children start to pay attention to what other children think about them".
The bond within peer groups can have a positive or negative effect on adolescents' health [24]; however, DEB tends to increase within the peer group as a result of negative peer pressure [25, 26].
We perform a randomized field experiment to empirically assess the effect of peer pressure on individual behavior.
Thus since peer influence is of significance as this age level, hence the present study aims to determine whether age and gender difference patterns in peer pressure and its correlates influences the mental health of an adolescent.
"IF ALL YOUR FRIENDS jumped into a lake, would you?" How many have heard some variation of this parental warning against peer pressure? The fact is, communities, nations and entire societies have used social norming--aka, peer pressure--to create and maintain a common set of shared values.
"Peer pressure can be a big issue for children as well as a financial one for their parents."
To avoid letting peer pressure lead you to make risky choices that have negative consequences, Steinberg recommends preparing a plan before heading into peer pressure-packed situations.
Some studies suggest that peer pressure plays an important role in the initiation of drinking, smoking, and drug use and problems [15, 26] and that adolescents' substance use is related to their friends' substance use [17].
A "SUPERHERO academy" has been launched to help young people learn how to deal with social challenges including cyber bullying and peer pressure.