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Peer Pressure or Personal Pressure? by Vanessa Van Petten Patient Expert Posted Sat 19 Dec 2009 9:00am 1 Comment Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box Maria Elena is a 16-year-old from Wilmington, DE. She enjoys dancing and cooking and her favorite subject is Math because she likes solving big equations. “If your friends jumped o ... Read on »
Doctor Blog--Smoking and Peer Pressure by Dr. Rima B. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Jul 2008 7:12pm Most of the time, when someone says "peer pressure", there are negative overtones.  In the May 22, 2008New England Journal of Medicine, researchers with the Framingham Heart Study detail their findings of how groups of people smoke together and quit smoking together.  The title is "The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Ne ... Read on »
Peer Pressure by Jodi T. Medical Student Posted Sun 15 Mar 2009 3:36pm I'll admit it. I am a complete sucker for peer pressure. Thankfully this is a late development in my life or I'd be passed out in an alley somewhere covered in needle tracks. But no, the peer pressure I'm susceptible to is completely from the training buddies. And it's good. It makes me faster. Twice this week I was pushed way harder and way faster ... Read on »
Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-downs by Sandra McLeod Humphrey by Max Elliot Anderson Patient Expert Posted Wed 20 May 2009 1:20pm Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-downs by Sandra McLeod Humphrey. Though some of the stories in this book are a cry for help, the author tells them in a way that is compelling and a call for action. It is clear to even the casual observer that civility in our culture is in decline. So it st ... Read on »
Peer Pressure: Up and at them. by Live For the Run Posted Wed 14 Jul 2010 5:44am Like a ton of bricks, yesterday I was officially exhausted. It wasn’t until I recapped my Friday to Monday activities that I had my Britney Spears-esc moment and was physically and mentally wiped. Don’t worry, it’s not like I shaved my head. Andrew likes to call it my “DJ Tanner in the gym” moment. Point being, it’s important to take time off ... Read on »
Positive Peer Pressure by onetoughgirl Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 6:33am You can read that as: Positive = good, helpful, beneficial or you can read that as: Positive = definite, absolute Either way...I POSITIVELY peer pressured my hubby into a workout last night and it worked! :o) It started out with a little "c'mon, let's drop down and do 30!" I could see the "i-don't-really-feel-like-it" in his eyes. So, with ... Read on »
Avoid Teenage Alcoholism: Saying No To Peer Pressure: 7 Tips by addictiondoc Posted Sat 11 Dec 2010 4:24pm As parents, we ideally want to raise our teens to be drug and alcohol free. Most teens have been exposed to multiple opportunities for teenage binge drinking and been offered a variety of drugs. Unfortunately, these opportunities begin as early as middle school. Most parents tend to be very naive about how prevalence of teenage alcoholis ... Read on »
Virtual Motivation vs. Peer Pressure by LBontherun Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 8:50pm To be perfectly honest, I am not a hardcore runner , although I sometimes pretend to be by doing things like crazy all night races with a bunch of strangers. And while I’ve been known to run in my fair share of snow storms, and have had runs that’re so cold my camelbak freezes, most of the time I don’t actually take delight in being extreme. On ... Read on »
Random Thoughts about Running and Peer Pressure by RunDMT Posted Tue 31 May 2011 12:00am Last week, the running was a little light due to all the end of the year hullabaloo at my girls’ school.  When did the end of the year get more chaotic than Christmas?  Between all the parties, volunteering nearly every day, a field trip and a volunteer breakfast, I couldn’t keep my days straight!  Never mind trying to squeeze in a run!  I ... Read on »
Peer Pressure As A Positive? by LiveHuzzah Posted Mon 07 Nov 2011 12:00am I think peer pressure gets a bad rap. On television, it’s all about teenage cliques and risky behavior, but that is just one half of the equation. Peer pressure can also be about positive change and personal growth. It can be about emulating those you admire. “Peer pressure refers to the influence exerted by a peer group in encou ... Read on »