What is the theory behind this Peer pressure therapy worksheet?
According to Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, adolescents go through the stage of Identity vs Role confusion, during which they are susceptible to peer pressure.
Peer pressure forces people to act in a similar manner to those in their age group and social circle in order to gain their respect or likeness. Teens submit to peer pressure for a variety of reasons, including the need to fit in, the desire to be liked, or the fear that their peers will make fun of them if they don’t conform.
How will the worksheet help?
Peer pressure does not necessarily encourage taking risks, and it can have both positive and negative effects. It has been observed, however, that adolescents tend to follow negative peer pressure more often than positive peer pressure. This worksheet will help clients distinguish between positive and negative peer pressure so that they can make an informed decisions.
How to use the worksheet?
Oliver has been getting both negative and positive peer pressure from his friends. Color the speech bubbles with positive peer pressure and discuss with your client on how to respond to negative peer pressure.
Peer pressure therapy worksheet
How will you respond to negative peer pressure?
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Dhull, Poonam & Beniwal, Rajesh. (2017). Dealing with Peer Pressure.
Haddad ADM, Harrison F, Norman T and Lau JYF (2014).Adolescent and adult risk-taking in virtual social contexts. Front. Psychol. 5: 1476
You can download this worksheet here.