"Peer Pressure" and the Group Process: Building Cultures of Concern

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    “Peer Pressure” and the Group Process:
    Building Cultures of Concern
    Thomas F. Tate & Randall L. Copas


    Peer group treatment has been subject to             young people can change. The following narra-
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Description: Effectiveness of peer group programs is dependent upon several factors, including the social science of group dynamics, a strength-based orientation, application of sound group work practices, and an unwavering adult belief that young people can change. The peer pressure (group consensus) changes with the situation, and, in this illustration, staff members may expect to receive group support when they help to prevent fighting or stealing but group skepticism when they address cheating. [...] one can expect resistance from the group on the subject.
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