Latest Peer pressure Stories

social conformity effect
2014-05-25 05:58:06

Even the most independent person sometimes finds his or her opinions changing in the presence of peer pressure, but new research reveals that there is an expiration date for the effects of social influence.

2011-10-25 19:56:26

Adults and adolescents often adjust their behavior and opinions to peer groups, even when they themselves know better.

2011-09-28 14:22:11

The company an adolescent keeps affects his or her behavior—particularly when these friends engage in illicit activities and are indifferent to education—right?

2011-09-28 10:38:02

The company an adolescent keeps, particularly when it comes to drugs and criminal activity, affects bad behavior. Right?

2009-10-21 08:50:00

When parents expect their teenagers to conform to negative stereotypes, those teens are in fact more likely to do so.

2009-07-08 16:30:25

A U.S. study suggests people are more likely to become involved in conservation programs if their neighbors are also involved. Michigan State University Professor Jianguo Liu said his study is the first to look at social norms in the context of China's conservation efforts.

Word of the Day
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.