Psychology & Psychiatry

How winning friends may influence adolescent behaviors

Adolescents may get by with a little help from their friends, but, according to Penn State researchers, friend selection and friend influence, as well as gender, may all play a role in establishing friendships that can help, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ethical behavior can be contagious, study says

A new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Steven Huddart and Hong Qu examines the power of social influence on managers' ethical behavior. The Department of Accounting researchers find that managers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When it comes to peer pressure, teens are not alone

and when they do, they like to have company. Teens are five times likelier to be in a car accident when in a group than when driving alone, and likelier to commit a crime or drink alcohol when with a group of peers.

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