ERIC Number: EJ895290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
"Peer Pressure" and the Group Process: Building Cultures of Concern
Tate, Thomas F.; Copas, Randall L.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v19 n1 p12-16 2010
Peer group treatment has been subject to two main lines of criticism. Some suggest any program which aggregates antisocial youth inevitably fosters negative peer influence. Others are concerned that certain peer programs are based on coercive peer confrontation. Positive Peer Culture [PPC] is an antidote to both of these varieties of toxic group cultures. The authors draw on group research, extensive clinical practice, and a strength-based value perspective to describe the specific process of developing positive group cultures.
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Peer Influence, Antisocial Behavior, Youth Programs, Prosocial Behavior, Social Development, Group Dynamics, Values, Group Membership
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