Peer effects on self-regulation in adolescence depend on the nature and quality of the peer interaction.

@article{King2017PeerEO,
  title={Peer effects on self-regulation in adolescence depend on the nature and quality of the peer interaction.},
  author={Kevin Michael King and Katie A. McLaughlin and Jennifer S. Silk and Kathryn C. Monahan},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          1389-1401
        }
}
Adolescence is a critical period for the development of self-regulation, and peer interactions are thought to strongly influence regulation ability. Simple exposure to peers has been found to alter decisions about risky behaviors and increase sensitivity to rewards. The link between peer exposure and self-regulation is likely to vary as a function of the type and quality of peer interaction (e.g., rejection or acceptance). Little is known about how the nature of interactions with peers… CONTINUE READING

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