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Peer Pressure Speech

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  • Essay length: 1533 words
  • Submitted: 13/01/2005
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Stephanie Porras
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AS and A Level Physiological Psychology

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Quite a range of examples of peer pressure exploring the experience. Suggest choosing at most three examples and exploring them by describing or outlining relevant psychological theory and/or research and then evaluating it. Use of psychological terms could be developed.

Marked by teacher Stephanie Porras 26/03/2013

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Peer Pressure Speech

Go on." "Everybody's doing it." "It's only one drink." "You're such a loser."

I didn't know what to do. All these voices were repeating themselves over and over in my head. I didn't want to give into them because I knew what I was doing was wrong. I didn't want everyone to think I was scared but what if my parents found out. Why was I here? Are these people really my friends if they are really doing this to me? These were the vital questions that I didn't know the answers to. I knew in my heart it was wrong but I gave in.

This is usually the typical outcome of a scene like this. It is called peer pressure. It can be disguised in many different forms. In this speech I am going to look at different ways in which teenagers can be influenced by peer pressure.

Many teenagers experiment with cigarettes, drugs or alcohol. It is likely that they take their first cigarette, drink or drug because of pressure from peers or friends.

The influence of friends who smoke is the main reason teenagers start, although you are

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Quite a range of examples of peer pressure exploring the experience. Suggest choosing at most three examples and exploring them by describing or outlining relevant psychological theory and/or research and then evaluating it. Use of psychological terms could be developed.

Marked by teacher Stephanie Porras 26/03/2013

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