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ERIC Number: EJ127424
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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The "Pinpointing Effect" vs. the "Diffusion Effect" of Peer Influence
Schmidt, W. Ernie; Tyler, Vernon O., Jr.
Psychology in the Schools, 12, 4, 484-494, Oct 75
This research indicates that a peer group can decrease reinforcement of a disruptive behavior and thereby decelerate it in a singled-out child (Pinpointing Effect) or a behavior emitted by any child in class (Diffusion Effect) with equal effectiveness. (Author)
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