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Peer pressure

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    This artIcle was about just how much peer pressure can affect a teenager. Researcher did a study to see just how much a teenager feels pressured around their friends. The experiment was he gave teenagers a racing game to play and brought his or her fiends to watch. They let them play on their first and observed how drove the car. Then they observed how the person drove with their friends watching. While their fronds should watch the teen would constantly go through red lights however, on his or her own that wasn't really an issue. Peer pressure doesn't even need to be someone saying something it can just be a person's presence. Peer pressure can cause teens to do stupid things which is why when teenagers are with their friends, it is most likely they won't do something smart. It's the whole illusion of being young and not having a care which is what social media has created. When mean while, they do cares.

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Emma Himes's comment, October 14, 2013 4:46 PM
Wow Sierra, everyone has heard of peer pressure and some people choose the disagree with the fact that their friends can make them do stupid things. Here you can actually see the effect that people can have on each other. It really makes you rethink some choices you have made in the past with your friends and maybe think about what you would have done differently if you were alone. You even may start to think about your decisions while you are making them with your friends. It's sad to think about all the bad choices people have made just so they can be accepted by the people around them.
Ellie's comment, October 14, 2013 4:53 PM
Peer pressure is a big part of everyday life especially during the teen years. It is very interesting how they did an experiment on this. It shows that teenagers really do care, are insecure, and are worried about how other people think of them. When it said how peer pressure isn't always what the people say but just the appearance of them, it was true. I have felt that before. The study really shows how teenagers feel without words or anything. The article is very fascinating and relatable, being that I am a teenager.It really shows theaspect of social media towards teens.
Fiona Coffey's comment, October 14, 2013 11:21 PM
Today peer pressure is a major contribution to children's low self-esteem issues. This experiment shows how much of what a child's self-esteem rides on having acceptance from their peers. This could definitely lead to someone doing stupid and outrageous things to gain acceptance from their peers. This also shows how even with little things such as video games we seek to have approval from our peers, imagine how we would react with something more major. Overall I think you chose a great source for your project. You summarized the article very well and showed me something new.
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Global Virtual Classroom: A Free Online Educational Program

The Global Virtual Classroom is a free online educational program to promote communication, collaboration and understanding among students around the world
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  This article was about how the mind of a teenager changes overtime. When you are going through the transition of child to teen your mind starts to change which means your behavior starts to change. You start wanting more independence and mor control over your life. You nonlinear want your parents around as much, you want freedom. Even though you start pushing your parents away, you really need them around. They will or should provide you with emotional support. When you get to your teenage years, you know adulthood is coming and for reason it's in our nature to want it to come faster. Which doesn't really make sense, wouldn't you want to postpone fending for yourself as long as possible? You start feeling very insecure as well, it just comes along with being a teenager, or growing up. However if you have the right amount of stability you will be fine. 

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   This article was about how the idea of teenagers has evolved over time. The term started to become known in the 1940s, and it was mainly used in advertising items.The age for teens was established as 13-19 however, it is starting to change in this day and age. Many people in older times considered girls and young as 14 as women, or adults. The more advanced technology got the more people started using he term teenager. Many advertising agencies thought of it as a good advertising idea due to the fact young people will buy anything. They would set their standards for teens. People started to get more interested in the idea of being a teenager. They started seeing the characteristics of some teens and their behavior pattern. Researchers got very interested in thought of them it was something everyone was me to. Nowadays however, we know so much about them.

 

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Psychology Encyclopedia - JRank Articles

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   This article was about the emotional transition of being a teenager.Teenagers often feel that they need to fit in and have what the person on TV has which his where social media comes into play. You see all the things online and on TV and you think you have to be exactly that. It causes problems with you self esteem level. Self esteem is the way you view yourself. Low self esteem can lead to many problems such as depression, self harm, and even suicide. Emotion support is key because they will help you feel good about yourself and give you confidence. Every teen struggles with his or her self esteem level, and sometimes the teen doesn't have the right support to gain the confidence. You change emotional and I believe that's the hardest part. You have to retrain you mind, almost. You should never feel ashamed of you self esteem level, it's something all teens struggle with.

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Depression in teens

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   This article was about the depression rate in teens and what can affect it. Researchers did a study on just how many teens have sad thoughts. He used boys and girls ranging from different ages. As it turns out, boy have a highly depression rate than girls. The factors to depression are not having stable environment on the emotion spectrum. When growing up, it is important to have a stable environment with people you trust. The kids he interview had to choose an a answer based on their feelings. For example, one of the questions was I think sad thought often. The research also checked backgrounds and their life at home. It's very hard to make the transition from child to teen therefore, you need people in your life who are going to give you the support you need. This study was to prove just how serious depression can be in teens and even child.

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