The Influence Of Peer Adolescents

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Moreover, the study of Pimentel, Arndorfer, & Malloy (2015) suggests that adolescents are more likely to say they did something wrong to cover up a peer. This study was conducted to see, if a peer did something intentionally the participants would cover them by saying they were the ones who did it, this is known as reciprocity (Pimentel et al., 2015). The purpose of the study was to test and compare adolescents and adults to their reciprocity with their peer confederates and see if this took part in influencing the decision making of the participants (Pimentel et al., 2015). Furthermore, the researchers expected that adolescents would have a higher percentage than adults in protecting the peer confederate by saying that they were the ones …show more content…

Another limitation that was found was that the consequences for their wrongdoing did not reflect a real world situation, which could have resulted in participant’s not really caring if the confederates got caught (Pimentel et al., 2015). These findings are important for my study because it shows that adolescents are more vulnerable to protecting their peers which can indicate that they do get influenced by their peers whether is directly or indirectly in making decisions. This also contributes to my study in that adolescents are more likely to feel like they need to conform to their peers. Additionally, there was one study that tested the type of risks adolescents and young adults made when they were told or were not told the health benefits they would acquire in comparison to the time they took to make the decision (Padron, Rodrigo & De Vega, 2016). The participants took an online task on how they would socially decide on a risky situation (Padron et al., 2016). The purpose of the study was to determine how much time it would take and how much risks would they decide on whether if the participants had some knowledge on the health possibilities and on the popularity that they would acquire (Padron et al., 2016). In the study the researchers expected to find a higher amount of participants

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