Peer Pressure

Overview

Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, ...

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Overview

Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737739879
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/12/2009
  • Series: Issues That Concern You Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Peer Pressure: An Overview Maria R. T. de Guzman 11

2 Risky Teen Behavior May Be Linked to Brain Development Sharon Jayson 20

3 Sturdier Brain Networks May Help Children Resist Peer Pressure Tom Valeo 24

4 Peer Pressure Can Impact Eating and Exercise Habits Sally Squires 28

5 Popular Teens Are Susceptible to Peer Pressure Charlotte Crystal 33

6 Organized Activities Can Deter Negative Peer Behavior Thorolfur Thorlindsson Jon Gunnar Bernburg 37

7 Parents Can Help Teens Resist Peer Pressure Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer 44

8 Peer Pressure Can Be Used Positively to Change Behavior Vladas Griskevicius Robert B. Cialdini Noah J. Goldstein 48

9 Individuality Helps Girls Resist Peer Pressure Beth Morrissey 58

10 Peer Pressure to Use Drugs and Alcohol Can Be Combated: Do It Now Foundation 63

11 A Teacher Teaches Students About Peer Pressure Jane Wingle 70

12 A Girl Remembers a Boy Who Resisted Peer Pressure Penny S. Harmon 76

Appendix

What You Should Know About Peer Pressure 81

What You Should Do About Peer Pressure 83

Organizations to Contact 85

Bibliography 89

Index 92

Picture Credits 96

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