Peer Pressure Research Paper

8278 Words Aug 5th, 2011 34 Pages
A Research Paper
Good Friends and Not…

In Partial Fulfillment of the
Course Requirements in COMM101
Expository Writing

DEDICATION The researcher would like to dedicate this research to her family who had inspired her and supported her in making the research. She also dedicates this not only to her friends but also to all of the teenagers who are experiencing peer pressure.

Good Friends and Not… I. Peer Pressure A. Definition B. Types of Peer Pressure 1. Positive Peer Pressure 2. Negative Peer Pressure a. Spoken or Direct b. Unspoken or Indirect C. Where does Peer Pressure come from 1. Peers a. Definition b. Functions c. Statuses c.1. Popular c.2. Neglected c.3. Rejected
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It is said that good pressure is when a person get pushed into something that he or she didn’t want to do and it turned our well. If one of them talks about getting good grades all the members of the group will be pressured to do their best to get good grades. Also if one of them likes doing volunteer work and joining clubs, they would influence each other and go with the flow. The good things friends can pressure each other to do is be honest, avoid alcohol, avoid drugs, not smoke, be nice, work hard and respect others.
2. Bad Peer Pressure Most people think of peer pressure as influence to do negative things. This is because peer pressure usually goes along the negative way like smoking, taking illicit drugs, drinking alcohol, having promiscuous sex, engaging in criminal behavior, involvement in violence, joining gangs, and so on. Bad peer pressure is being forced into doing something a person didn’t want to do because his or her friends said that you should. Friends have a tendency to think that they know what is best for you. Bad peer pressure is broken down into two:
a. Spoken or Direct Negative Peer Pressure “We are going to have a party tonight. Come with us! Don’t just sit here studying. You never do anything fun!” Direct, spoken, negative peer pressure puts a teenager on the spot through direct confrontation. The teen’s peer wants to

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