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Peer Pressure in Adolescence
An analysis of the types of peer pressure that exist and the positive and negative results of peer pressure on adolescents.
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This paper discusses the influence of peer pressure on adolescents. It defines the term peer pressure, defines the nature of peer relationships and looks at the ways in which peer pressure impacts the decision-making process of adolescents. The paper discusses the types of peer pressure that exist and looks at the positive and negative consequences of peer pressure.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: The Nature Of Peer Relationships
The Motivational And Causative Facets In Peer Pressure
Types Of Peer Pressure
Consequences Of Negative Peer Pressure
Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

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APA Format

Peer Pressure in Adolescence (2008, September 02) Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/peer-pressure-in-adolescence-107406/

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"Peer Pressure in Adolescence" 02 September 2008. Web. 16 April. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/peer-pressure-in-adolescence-107406/>

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