Presentation on theme: "PEER PRESSURE AND REFUSAL SKILLS Ch. 10. Influences on Decisions Internal Pressures Come from within you External Pressures Media Family Peers Peer pressure—influence."— Presentation transcript:
Influences on Decisions Internal Pressures Come from within you External Pressures Media Family Peers Peer pressure—influence from friends and people your age to act in a certain way
Examining Peer Pressure Positive or Negative? Negative peer pressure comes in conflict with your own wants, needs, or values Peer Pressure and Friendship Negative peer pressure disguises itself as friendship
Resisting Pressure Self-Knowledge A strong sense of values Faith in your judgment High self-esteem Assertiveness The ability to make your own decisions and carry them out with confidence Passive—keeping your own opinions to yourself and giving in to the influence of others Follow the crowd Aggressive—they use threats and intimidation to get their point across and achieve what they want Rarely have strong relationships because they don’t respect others feelings Refusal Skills Techniques to resist negative pressure effectively Assertive people!
To know for test: Describe the pressures that influence the decisions you make. Differentiate between passive, assertive, and aggressive. Evaluate a situation involving negative peer pressure.
What is Conflict? Struggle between people who disagree Can be verbal, physical, or both Everyone has conflicts!
Why Conflicts Occur Differs among people Situational Causes Dissatisfies people Personality Differences Root of conflict Power Struggles When people feel they need to be in control
Negative Results Negative emotions arise People become ill People say things they don’t mean Relationships suffer Violence may occur
Skillful Resolution Use words, not fists Talk in central location Take turns talking Show respect Control your voice Speak the truth Control your tongue Value your safety Use body language
Conflict Resolution Process 1. Identify the Problem 2. Identify Possible Solutions 3. Evaluate each suggested situation 4. Pick the best solution 5. See if the solution is working 6. If necessary, agree to disagree
Avoiding Conflict See positive side in situations Change the subject Have confidence Don’t be easily irritated
Mediation Unbiased third party helping settle differences Peer Mediation—process in which specially trained students help other student resolve conflicts peacefully
To Know for Test: Define conflict and explain what causes conflicts. Describe the possible results of conflict. Explain the 6 steps in resolving conflicts.