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Friends & Peers

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Whitney McNabb

on 6 May 2014

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Transcript of Friends & Peers

Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure has a HIGH impact on young peoples' lives!
Distinguishing between friends & peers
are the people you develop a mutual relationship with
Friend Influence
Thomas Berntdt specified 4 types of support friends may provide eachother:
Cliques & Crowds
Importance of Social Skills
The most important determinate of popularity and unpopularity in adolescence
Friends & Peers
Intimacy in Adolescents and emerging adult friendship
is the degree in which two people share personal knowledge, thoughts and feelings
Chapter 8
Whitney McNabb
Corrie Borne
Taylor Broussard
Alix Beaulieu
Abbey Bickmore

are people who have certain statutes in common
Adolescents are cognitively capable of maintaining deeper and more intimate friendships and relationships
Who was the first theorist to develop ideas on the importance of intimacy in adolescent friendship?
Harry Stack Sullivan
Class Discussion
Intimacy & Adolescent Development
Cognitive changes:
one way of exploring increased importance of intimacy in adolescents
This greater ability for abstract thinking makes it possible for adolescents to think and talk about more abstract qualities in relationships
As adolescents' grow and mature, gender becomes a factor within the development of intimacy in adolescent friendships
Class Discussion
Was there a time when your close friendships become with your same gender? (or Not?)
When did friendships or relationships with the opposite sex change in importance to you? Did you notice the change?
Teens are extremely preoccupied with "fitting in" with their friends or peers
Class Discussion
What are some examples of how peer pressure can effect young lives?
Assistance with decision making
Help completing tasks
Relying on one another
Class Discussion
What types of adolescents' get excluded from cliques?
Are cliques always negative?
Class Discussion
Could there be positive cliques?
are small groups who do everything together
are large groups but don't necessarily spend all the time with each other
Rational Aggression
Behavior that includes sarcasm, ridicule, gossiping, spreading roomers, snubbing, or excluding others from a clique
Qualities that are commonly related to popularity in adolescence are intelligence and physical attractiveness
There are three major components of bullying:
Bullying is no longer something that can only happen face-to-face
is bullying through electronics, such as social media, the internet, over the phone, etc
Youth Culture
characterized by subterranean values of hedonism, irresponsibility, and by distinctive style (consisting of: image, demeanor, and argot)
Class Discussion
Thinking back to your adolescent years, do you remember times when your friendships changed?
Why do you think those changes occurred when they did?
(ie: division)
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride"
-Ron Taffel
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