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Transcript of Peers

How do peers provide a context for development?
Why are peers so important?
How do peers directly influence development?
How does peer culture interact with issues of race?
How does peer culture interact with technology?
Do adolescents respond to peers more than parents or teachers?
No, but...
Involvement in adult institutions
Involvement in peer culture
Adolescents tend to respond to those they consider to be the experts on the topic at hand
When asking how much influence to parents or teachers have over a teenager, what are some factors to consider?
Cliques & Crowds
Brain development is the foundation for cognitive development.
Cognitive Factors:
- better executive function
- better impulse control and planning
- able to consider possibilities and reason abstractly
Biological Factors:
- hormones trigger muscle development and growth
- brain development
- sexual development
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