middle schooler learns that the popular kids parties include drugs or alcohol

Middle schooler learns that the popular kids parties

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middle schooler learns that the popular kids’ parties include drugs or alcohol, that indirect pressure may prompt them into them to experiment as a way to gain acceptance. Drinking or doing drugs is one of the most things others try to get other individuals to do. Throughout middle school or high school you hear certain groups of people talking about parties and what they are doing on the weekends, so the others think they must do these things to fit in. Positive peer pressure is different than direct, indirect, negative, and unspoken. Positive peer pressure can be a positive peer influence if the behavior is vigorous, age-appropriate, and socially stable. This peer influences his or her friends or others to do something pragmatic or growth building. For example, your teen’s friends tell him or her should study harder to get good grades. Or a popular friend wants to earn money and save to buy a car, a less extrovert teenager may be influenced to get a job and open a savings account. Positive peer pressure is when a peer or groups influence others in a good way.
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Negative peer pressure is the opposite of positive peer pressure. Negative peer pressure is when an individual can easily adopt dangerous habits, in order to feel accepted. This is like indirect peer pressure, the individual starts smoking, drinking, or doing drugs because they want to feel like they belong. For example, you are an individual that doesn’t smoke or drink, but the surrounding group of friends the individual has smokes and drinks, so the individual later thinks
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  • Spring '16
  • Mrs. Wagner
  • Want, Peer group, Peer pressure

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