Peers : A Peek at Peers' Psyche, Why They Do What They Do

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An awesome awareness on peers' psyche, which is usually found only in psychology books, is presented here for the masses in an easily comprehendible way. Young people strive to fit in and gain social status with their peers. For fear of peer rejection and victimization they give into the threats of popular peers in the group. They develop close friendships, but breakups also occur. The dynamics of peer relationship continues through school days well into adulthood. The quality of peer acceptance provides an important clue to an individual's emotional and intellectual wellbeing. Skills to overcome peer pressure for purposeful achievements begins at home, when children themselves begin to settle their squabbles with siblings, the first peers of any child. Youngsters' unruly behaviour is an outcome of a complex combination of peer harassment and their own strength of mind. Considering the ill effects of disturbed peer relationships on young minds, the earlier they are addressed, the more opportunity there is to set troubled teenagers on the right path. Appropriate knowledge of "psychology of peer dynamics" can help accentuate the positive effects and minimize the negative effects of peer influence. This book imparts that knowledge. It extensively covers relationship issues, including that of sexual harassment and relational aggression, faced by all at some point and at different levels of relationships. Written with both parents and youths in mind, it is a must-read for anyone in search of answers on the subject of peers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.51mm | 453.59g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508527881
  • 9781508527886

About Renuka Chatterjee

Besides professional knowledge, Renuka Chatterjee has learnt from her own childhood experiences, and from the innumerable children and families she has associated with. Being the youngest of a large extended family and a paediatrician, she has had innumerable opportunities to witness both positive and negative emotions of childhood that influence the mind through the adulthood. It is her passion to see children through their health challenges, which even the retirement could not subdue. Now, when free from day to day rut of active clinical practice, she has devoted her time to reach children through her website She yet felt a lacunae. She has witnessed several turmoils related to nurturing children. Most children carry a feeling of not being understood, which jeopardise their relationships. Renuka thus took up the study of emotional and social problems that youngsters encounter during the formative years. The result is this book, Peers. Unresolved peer issues lie at the root of major challenges that plague relationships. This book gives a deep insight in the social challenges that create emotional imbalance and hinder progress. Thereby it helps understand the ways to overcome interpersonal conflicts. Do visit to know more about Renuka. You can also post your concerns and get answers at "Ask Doc" portal of the website, which she manages single handed.
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