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3-27-13 ELA 4th Hour Schematic I.

The effects of social groups include, vulnerability to peer pressure, loss of individualism, and damaged self-esteem from exclusion. 1. The effects of social groups include, vulnerability to peer pressure a. Trying too hard to fit into a clique can lead poor decision making. You might be pressured to do things you know arent good for you, such as, drugs, sex, and other illegal activities, just to fit in. (Rowh) b. Teens create their own status system, usually based on criteria quite different from the ones of their parents or teachers. Predictably their status becomes so important in their day to day lives it become obsessive (Murray) Rowh, Mark The in Crowd: The not-so-shocking Truth about Cliques. Current Health2 Oct, 2007 AcademicOneFile Web 3-24-13 Murray, Miner Teenage Behavior: Its not Biology, Psychology, or Family Values. Educational Source December 16, 2010 AcademicOneFile Web 3-21-13 2. Effects of social groups include the loss of individualism. a. When you are in a clique you feel you need to be a different person around certain people. (Elena)

b. Some they inhibit independent thinking. Recent studies show that when people associate themselves closely with a group their opinions closely mirror one another and they may not consider alternate ideas (Rowh) Elena, Maria Mindworks, Kids in and out of in groups say cliques stick; Love them or hate them they probably are here to stay. Star Tribune May, 1 2006 GeneralReferenceCenterGold Web 3-24-13 Rowh, Mark The in Crowd: The not-so-shocking Truth about Cliques. Current Health2 Oct, 2007 AcademicOneFile Web 3-24-13 3. The effects of social groups include damaged self-esteem from exclusion. a. Further by acting mean or leaving some people out, teen in cliques can make others feel unwelcomed or lonely. Those who are excluded from a clique may suffer emotional feelings of rejection. (Rowh) b. Cliques get together to wield power over other kids. When a clique is really operating, one of its goals is to exclude. The tools operating in cliques is revealing secrets, starting rumors, and excluding a person to such an extent that they are not only kept out of the clique but isolated from others as well (Kick the Cliques: Open up your circle of friends) Rowh, Mark The in Crowd: The not-so-shocking Truth about Cliques. Current Health2 Oct, 2007 AcademicOneFile Web 3-24-13 Kick the Cliques: Open up your circle of friends. Know Your World Extra February 24, 2006 GeneralReferenceCenterGold Web 3-21-13

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Elena, Maria Mindworks, Kids in and out of in groups say cliques stick; Love them or hate them they probably are here to stay. Star Tribune May, 1 2006 GeneralReferenceCenterGold Web 3-24-13 Kick the Cliques: Open up your circle of friends. Know Your World Extra February 24, 2006 GeneralReferenceCenterGold. Web 3-21-13 Murray, Miner Teenage Behavior: Its not Biology, Psychology, or Family Values. Educational Source December 16, 2010 AcademicOneFile Web 3-21-13 Rowh, Mark The in Crowd: The not-so-shocking Truth about Cliques. Current Health2 Oct, 2007 AcademicOneFile Web 3-24-13