How Peer Group Identification Affects Addictive Behaviors In Youths
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Iina is a research scientist at the University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

                       

How Peer Group Identification Affects Addictive Behaviors In Youths

Adolescents’ and emerging adults’ psychological well-being and overall health are a continuous global concern. These are critical time-periods in human development, typically characterized by uncertainty and increased engagement in risky and health-threatening behaviors, including alcohol and drug use, unsafe sex, poor diet choices, and delinquency. Addictive behaviors of the youth are a specific interest due to their wide-ranging negative outcomes. Addictive behaviors that stem in youth also have a higher likelihood of developing into life-long habits and having permanent adverse...

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