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Definition of Social pressure

Social pressure Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A strategy used in behavior therapy in which individuals are told that they possess the basic self-control ability to lose weight, but that coming to group meetings will strengthen their abilities. The group is asked to listen and give advice, similar to the way many self-help groups, based on social support, operate.
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Social pressure Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Peer pressure is an influence when a peer group, or individual encourages another person to change their values, or behaviors to suit other peoples convenience. This includes membership groups, in which individuals are "formally" members (such as political parties and trade unions), or social cliques in which membership is not clearly defined. They may also recognize dissociative groups with which they would not wish to associate, and thus they behave adversely, in ways concerning that group's behaviors. In general, peer pressure is a form of social pressure by a group upon an individual who must take action in order to be accepted.

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