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ERIC Number: ED198411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 32
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The Influence of Peer Group Pressure Upon Adolescents' Learning.
Dilanian, Seta M.
An adolescent's learning patterns are developed throughout the student's socialization process, suggesting that peer pressure may influence learning. Female college students (N=15) aged 19-21 participated in a pencil-maze learning task performed while blindfolded. The task was presented in three categories of stimuli conditions: (1) normal conditions with no stimuation; (2) positive social stimulation consisting of peer approval and encouragement; and (3) negative physical stimulation in which the subject's hand was in a bucket of ice water. No significant differences were found between the positive and negative stimulations as incentives to learning; both conditions were more effective than the normal condition in stimulating learning. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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