Identifying Peer Pressure: Tricks Of The Trade

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In this lesson, students are learning the types of negative peer pressure often used by others who try to influence them to take part in negative behavior and resistance techniques. These types of peer pressure are called "tricks of the trade". In this quiz, students will demonstrate their knowledge of these "tricks of the trade" by answering true or false statements about the four types of peer pressure and resistance techniques. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    According to thecoolspot.gov, there are four types of peer pressure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The 4 types of peer pressure are: Rejections, Put-Downs, Reasoning and Unspoken Pressure

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  • 2. 

    If students are gathered in a group, looking at you and get quiet as soon as you walk up to their group, you may be experiencing the type of peer pressure known as Put-Downs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If students are gathered in a group, looking at you and get quiet as soon as you walk up to their group, you may be experiencing the type of peer pressure known as Unspoken Pressure.

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  • 3. 

    If a peer tells you, "you can't hang out with us unless you try this..." they are using a type of peer pressure known as Rejection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the peer is using the condition of trying something in order to be included in the group. This is a form of peer pressure known as rejection, where the individual is being excluded or rejected unless they comply with the peer's demands.

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  • 4. 

    After school, a boy calls you a "wimp", when you refuse to try a cigarette. This type of pressure can be known as Reasoning

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    After school, a boy calls you a "wimp", when you refuse to try a cigarette. This type of pressure can be known as Put-Downs.

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  • 5. 

    A friend is trying to get you to cheat on a test for him or her. When you tell him/her "No", they state "it is just this one time, your parents will never find out", they are using a peer pressure trick known as Reasoning.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the friend is using a form of peer pressure known as Reasoning. By saying "it is just this one time, your parents will never find out", they are trying to convince the person to cheat by providing a seemingly logical justification. This tactic aims to make the person feel like they are being unreasonable or overly cautious by refusing to cheat, which can make them more likely to give in to the pressure.

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  • 6. 

    "It seems like everyone is wearing the new style, I have just got to have it". This person is experiencing Unspoken Pressure.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the person feels a strong desire to conform to the new style because they perceive that everyone else is wearing it. This indicates that they are experiencing unspoken pressure, as they feel compelled to adopt the new style in order to fit in or be accepted by others.

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  • 7. 

    When you tell a friend that they cannot borrow you favorite video game they say, "Just don't ever ask to borrow anything from me again". They are using Reasoning to put pressure on you to do what they want.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Actually they are using Rejection. They want you to think that if you do not do what they want you to do, you will not be part of their "inner circle" of close friends.

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  • 8. 

    Unspoken Pressure is especially difficult when you already feel bad about yourself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Students are especially vulnerable to unspoken pressure when they lack self esteem and feel as though they have please others to fit in.

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  • 9. 

    If a friend use a Put-Down to pressure you into doing something that you know you do not want to do, he or she has your best interest in mind.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If a friend puts you down when you say "No", they have only their interest in mind, not yours.

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  • 10. 

    When you say "Yes" to peer pressure, it gets easier to say "Yes" again and again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The good news is, when you say "No" to peer pressure, it gets easier to say "No" again and again.

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