Peer Influence and Selection Mechanisms Underlying Adolescent Problem Behaviors

The investigators are using cutting-edge technologies for web-based and real-time surveys to examine the peer and social influences on adolescent problem behavior.
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Peers are an important influence on the behavioral development of adolescents. Findings suggest that many problem behaviors, including substance use, antisociality, and risky sexual behavior are modeled and reinforced by peers. Youth tend to select other peers who are like them in risk behaviors, and they influence each other to engage in problem behaviors.

PROJECT PERIOD

9/30/13 - 6/30/18

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)