Peer Pressure - Research Article from World of Health

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What Is Peer Pressure?

Peer pressure exists for all ages. Three-year-old Robert insists that his mother take him to the store right away and buy him the latest fad toy because his friends have it. When she doesn't, he has a temper tantrum. Nine-year-old Sarah wears a new shirt to school once, then refuses to wear it again because her friends made fun if it. Jeff, at sixteen, works out three hours a day to have a "perfect" body. When one of his friends at the gym offers him some anabolic steroids, he accepts, sacrificing his health for his image. Meanwhile, Jeff's forty-year-old father just took out a loan he couldn't afford to buy a new BMW because most of his neighbors drive luxury cars, and he didn't want them to think he couldn't afford one too. No one is immune from peer pressure.

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