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In sociology, a peer group is both a social group and a primary group of people who have similar interests (homophily), age, background, or social status. [1]

43 relations: Academic achievement, Adolescence, Aggression, B. F. Skinner, Bandura, Behaviorism, Clique, Communication, Conformity, Consideration of future consequences, Crowds, Developmental psychology, Erik Erikson, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, Femininity, Gender role, Group dynamics, Harry Stack Sullivan, Homophily, Human sexual activity, Identity (social science), Identity formation, Jean Piaget, John B. Watson, John DeLamater, Legal drinking age, Leisure, Lev Vygotsky, Longitudinal study, Masculinity, Peer pressure, Piaget's theory of cognitive development, Pregnancy, Primary and secondary groups, Promiscuity, Prosocial behavior, Sexually transmitted infection, Social group, Social relation, Socialization, Sociology, The Nurture Assumption, Tobacco smoking.

Academic achievement

Academic achievement or (academic) performance is the extent to which a student, teacher or institution has achieved their short or long-term educational goals.

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AdolescenceMacmillan Dictionary for Students Macmillan, Pan Ltd.

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Aggression is overt, often harmful, social interaction with the intention of inflicting damage or other unpleasantness upon another individual.

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B. F. Skinner

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990), commonly known as B. F. Skinner, was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher.

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A bandura (банду́ра) is a Ukrainian, plucked string, folk instrument.

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Behaviorism (or behaviourism) is a systematic approach to understanding the behavior of humans and other animals.

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A clique (AusE, CanE, or), in the social sciences, is a group of individuals who interact with one another and share similar interests.

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Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share") is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules.

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Conformity is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms.

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Consideration of future consequences

The consideration of future consequences (CFC) is a personality trait defined as the extent to which individuals consider the potential future outcomes of their current behaviour and the extent to which they are influenced by the imagined outcomes.

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This article refers to "a proposed anonymity network." For the psychological and sociological term referring to adolescent peer groups, see Crowds (adolescence).

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Developmental psychology

Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life.

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Erik Erikson

Erik Homberger Erikson (born Erik Salomonsen; 15 June 1902 – 12 May 1994) was a German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychological development of human beings.

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Erikson's stages of psychosocial development

Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, as articulated in the second half of the 20th century by Erik Erikson, in collaboration with Joan Erikson, is a comprehensive psychoanalytic theory that identifies a series of eight stages, in which a healthy developing individual should pass through from infancy to late adulthood.

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Femininity (also called girlishness, womanliness or womanhood) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles generally associated with girls and women.

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Gender role

A gender role, also known as a sex role, is a social role encompassing a range of behaviors and attitudes that are generally considered acceptable, appropriate, or desirable for people based on their actual or perceived sex or sexuality.

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Group dynamics

Group dynamics is a system of behaviors and psychological processes occurring within a social group (intragroup dynamics), or between social groups (intergroup dynamics).

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Harry Stack Sullivan

Herbert "Harry" Stack Sullivan (February 21, 1892, Norwich, New York – January 14, 1949, Paris, France) was an American Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in, and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations.

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Homophily from Ancient Greek ὁμοῦ (homou, "together") and Greek φιλία (philia, "friendship") is the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others, as in the proverb "birds of a feather flock together".

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Human sexual activity

Human sexual activity, human sexual practice or human sexual behaviour is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality.

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Identity (social science)

In psychology, identity is the qualities, beliefs, personality, looks and/or expressions that make a person (self-identity) or group (particular social category or social group).

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Identity formation

Identity formation, also known as individuation, is the development of the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity (known as personal continuity) in a particular stage of life in which individual characteristics are possessed and by which a person is recognized or known (such as the establishment of a reputation).

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Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget (9 August 1896 – 16 September 1980) was a Swiss psychologist and epistemologist known for his pioneering work in child development.

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John B. Watson

John Broadus Watson (January 9, 1878 – September 25, 1958) was an American psychologist who established the psychological school of behaviorism.

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John DeLamater

John Delos DeLamater (October 12, 1940 – December 13, 2017) was an American sociologist and sexologist who taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was the Conway-Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology.

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Legal drinking age

The legal drinking age is the age at which a person can legally consume alcoholic beverages.

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Leisure has often been defined as a quality of experience or as free time. Free time is time spent away from business, work, job hunting, domestic chores, and education, as well as necessary activities such as eating and sleeping.

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Lev Vygotsky

Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (p; – June 11, 1934) was a Soviet psychologist, the founder of an unfinished theory of human cultural and bio-social development commonly referred to as cultural-historical psychology, a prominent advocate for a new theory of consciousness, the "psychology of superman", and leader of the Vygotsky Circle (also referred to as "Vygotsky-Luria Circle").

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Longitudinal study

A longitudinal study (or longitudinal survey, or panel study) is a research design that involves repeated observations of the same variables (e.g., people) over short or long periods of time (i.e., uses longitudinal data).

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Masculinity (manhood or manliness) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men.

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Peer pressure

Peer pressure (or social pressure) is the direct influence on people by peers, or the effect on an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual.

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Piaget's theory of cognitive development

Piaget's theory of cognitive development is a comprehensive theory about the nature and development of human intelligence.

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Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman.

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Primary and secondary groups

The distinction between Primary and Secondary groups serves to identify between two orders of social organization through analysis of the group relationships and their nature.

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Promiscuity is the practice of having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.

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Prosocial behavior

Prosocial behavior, or "voluntary behavior intended to benefit another", is a social behavior that "benefit other people or society as a whole", "such as helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering".

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Sexually transmitted infection

Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are commonly spread by sexual activity, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex.

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Social group

In the social sciences, a social group has been defined as two or more people who interact with one another, share similar characteristics, and collectively have a sense of unity.

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Social relation

In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship between two or more individuals.

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In sociology, socialization is the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of society.

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Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.

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The Nurture Assumption

The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do is a book by the psychologist Judith Rich Harris, with a foreword by the psychologist Steven Pinker, originally published 1998 by the Free Press, which published a revised edition in 2009.

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Tobacco smoking

Tobacco smoking is the practice of smoking tobacco and inhaling tobacco smoke (consisting of particle and gaseous phases).

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