Peer Influence Discussion How do peers contribute to adolescent decision-making, and how does this relate to peer influence?

(1) What parallels do you see between various media sources used to influence their audience and the kinds of peer influences adolescents experience in “real life”?

(2) How do peers contribute to adolescent decision-making, and how does this relate to peer influence?

(3) So what?

Hint: In order to engage in this discussion, you need to have read and thought about the various methods relevant to peer influence processes (for example: is peer influence always synonymous with peer pressure? What else is going on developmentally?).

Remember to:

  • pull from course material to demonstrate connections you’re making;
  • address all parts of the prompt, and how they are interrelated;