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Peer & Media Influences on Delinquency - Chapter Summary
This mobile-friendly chapter outlines the influences that peers and the media can have on adolescents. As you follow along with our expert instructors, you'll examine concepts like peer pressure, youth violence, teen adjustment problems, gang violence prevention and much more. These lessons offer concise definitions and simple explanations to help you quickly review and retain the information. You're encouraged to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and study the chapter whenever you have free time. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Describe family, schools, peers and the media as agents of socialization
- Understand how peers and schools affect the development of adolescents
- Define peer pressure
- Recognize problems that adolescents commonly have with adjustment
- Identify the causes of youth violence
- Summarize the history of gang violence in the U.S.
- Evaluate the characteristics of modern gangs
- Assess effective gang prevention strategies/services in schools
- Explain how adolescents are affected by the media
1. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media
The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.
2. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development
Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.
3. What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you'll learn who your peers are and how they can pressure you into actions that you wouldn't normally do -- peer pressure. We'll cover types of peer pressure and who is most likely to experience it.
4. Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence
Adolescence is a time of lots of changes, which can cause a lot of stress in a teen's life. In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment and maladaptive behaviors in adolescence, including how each manifests in teens' lives.
5. Youth Violence: Definition & Causes
Most children act in negative ways at some point in their lives, so what really defines youth violence? This lesson examines different types of youth violence, as well as risk factors.
6. US Gang Violence: Facts, Causes & History
This lesson will examine the topic of gang violence in the United States by looking at the facts, causes, and history surrounding this criminal problem.
7. Formation & Characteristics of Modern Gangs
Gangs have been around for centuries engaging in violent crime, overcrowding correctional facilities, and running the streets of large cities. Over time, they've evolved and are now in schools and rural areas. The lesson will discuss the formation and characteristics of the modern gang.
8. Gang Prevention in Schools: Strategies & Services
This lesson will review gang prevention strategies and services that can be implemented by school systems to mitigate and discourage gang formation. Statistics and the reasons why people join gangs will also be discussed.
9. How the Media Impacts Adolescents
With increased access to the media, adolescents are increasingly influenced by it. This lesson speaks about what the media is, who adolescents are, and the positive and negative impacts the media has on adolescents.
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