Transcript of Peer Power
Peer Power Objectives: 1.) Recognize how cliques use peer pressure to influence its members 2.) Recognize how leaders gain and maintain power within cliques 3.) Recognize the roles of insiders and outsiders in clique dynamics 4.) Recognize how the principles of clique dynamics apply to a need to "fit in" in adult life By Patricia A. Adler & Peter Adler Techniques of Inclusion Techniques of Exclusion Opening Discussion Questions 1.) How does the content relate to your experience in Penfield schools? 2.) What surprised you about the content and what did you see coming? "If the members liked them, the newcomers would be allowed to remain in the friendship circle, but if they rejected them they would be forced to leave." Recruitment Application "Another way for individuals to gain initial membership into a clique occured through their actively seeking entry" Friendship Realignment "he moved up and left me behind like I wasn't good enough anymore" Ingratiation "I didn't really enjoy it. It made me feel better if they weren't picking on me. But you can't do to much about it so you have to get used to it." Stigmatization Out Group Subjugation In Group Subjugation Compliance Expulsion "They would be made to feel alone whenever possible." "Turning people against an outsider served to solidify the group and to assert the power of the strong over the vulnerability of the weak." "Many of the same factors promoting the ill treatment of outsiders motivated high-level insiders to pick on less powerful insiders." "Many clique members relished the opportunity to go along with such exclusive activities, welcoming the feelings of privilege, power, and inclusion." "Nobody is really making fun of people bigger than them becasue they can get rejected," RecruitmentFull transcript
Out Group Subjugation
In Group Subjugation
Expulsion Discussion Questions 1.) Recognize how cliques use peer pressure to influence its members 2.) Recognize how leaders gain and maintain power within cliques 3.) How do the roles of insiders and outsiders in clique dynamics create a heirarchy? 5.) How does the need to "fit in" affect adult relationships esp. business, neighborhood? 4.) What effect does age and maturity have on cliques"