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Values, Peer Pressure, Aggression and Attraction

1. Throughout life, value and belief systems some times change. How does interaction with people we respect, our social environments, our work and home lives, our spiritual and religious belief systems and our education impact us? As an adult, how are we aware of the significance of peer pressure on children? What are some of the most effective ways to ensure that they will not fall prey to peer pressure that will take them out of the value and belief systems by which we hope they will live?

2. Aggression is a verbal or physical behavior intended to cause harm. It is difficult to think that we participate in aggressive behavior how do we at some level and at some time in our lives completely accurately in describing of a behavior especially one as complex as aggression?

3. Attraction is complicated emotion. It involves much more than physical appearance. As we age, grow and change, different qualities become attractive to us. How do we identify, specifically, how do we view what is attractive and how it changed. How do that change occurred and why? What do you think elicited that change?

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1. Through out life, value and belief systems some times change. How does interaction with people we respect, our social environments, our work and home lives, our spiritual and religious belief systems and our education?

This question is not complete, but my understanding is that you are asking how the interactions with the mentioned factors e.g., interactions with people we respect, etc. result in changes in our value and belief systems over time.

Interestingly, all our life experiences result in learning, which in turn has the potential to effect our 'existing' beliefs and values. When we learn something new, we often begin to question and reflect on our beliefs and some times we end up changing our views in light of the new information that we have learned. At other times, though, after reflecting on the new information, our convictions become stronger; that is, our existing beliefs and values become even stronger. People we respect and religious beliefs systems often have a strong influence on us over time. Our social environments often reflect our belief and value systems, as we hang out where we feel comfortable, which is often in places that align with our existing values and belief systems. Sometimes education challenges our existing values and belief systems, which causes us to reassess what we believe and value, and sometimes we change, while at other times we might decide that our values and belief are right for us. It depends somewhat on the strengths of our personal convictions whether or not we can be influenced by our environment. The stronger our convictions, the less likely we will be influenced to change our beliefs and values.

b. As an adult, how are we aware of the significance of peer pressure on children?

As adults we become aware of the significance of peer pressure on children through education and learning. We also have our own past to learn form, as we all had peers that we looked up to, or wanted to be like. This is not always the case, however.

According to Nuble (2007), today's well-connected society can make your child more vulnerable ...

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By responding to the questions, this solution addresses topics such as belief and values, the impact of peer pressure, aggression and attraction.

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