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Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents


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I. Introduction1. Current Issues in Peer Influence Research, Mitchell J. Prinstein and Kenneth A. DodgeII. Peer Influence Mechanisms2. A Comprehensive Conceptualization of the Peer Influence Process in Adolescence, B. Bradford Brown, Jeremy P. Bakken, Suzanne W. Ameringer, and Shelly D. Mahon3. Cognitive Social Influence: Moderation, Mediation, Modification, and...the Media, Frederick X. Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Pomery, and Meg Gerrard4. Dynamics and Ecology of Adolescent Peer Influence, Thomas J. Dishion, Timothy F. Piehler, and Michael W. Myers5. Deviance Regulation Theory: Applications to Adolescent Social Influence, Hart Blanton and Melissa BurkleyIII. Altering Peer Influence Effects: Moderators and Interventions6. Variation in Patterns of Peer Influence: Considerations of Self and Other, William M. Bukowski, Ana Maria Velasquez, and Mara Brendgen7. Adolescent Peer Influences: Beyond the Dark Side, Joseph P. Allen and Jill Antonishak8. Mobilizing and Weakening Peer Influence as Mechanisms for Changing Behavior: Implications for Alcohol Intervention Programs, Deborah A. Prentice9. Identity Signaling, Social Influence, and Social Contagion, Jonah BergerIV. Underexplored Contexts for Potential Peer Influence Effects10. Homophily in Adolescent Romantic Relationships, Wyndol Furman and Valerie A. Simon11. Peer Influence in Involuntary Social Groups: Lessons from Research on Bullying, Jaana Juvonen and Adriana Galvan

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Edited by Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University, USA


"This first-rate volume considers the mechanisms and processes involved in peer influence from a variety of conceptual and theoretical viewpoints and presents a fascinating sampling of new research." - Willard W. Hartup, Regents' Professor Emeritus, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, USA "This remarkable volume from distinguished editors and contributors proposes original and compelling conceptual models!.Many of the authors discuss general and specific implications of their work for prevention and intervention programs. This book would be an excellent text for advanced undergraduates, master's students, and beginning doctoral students in developmental, educational, school, and clinical psychology." - W. Andrew Collins, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, USA

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