You will complete your designated activities in your workbook using this presentation. Once you have completed all 10 lessons, you will complete the comprehensive Kahoot!
Peer behavior, both positive and negative, is a strong influence on adolescent decision making. Bonding with pro-social others fosters belonging and connectedness, mitigating the impact of risk factors on behavior. Peer selection skill, including the ability to make and maintain positive friendships, is a critical protective factor. Adolescents surrounded with positive influences make better, less-risky choices, and are more likely to reach their goals.
The ability to name and set reachable goals builds self-efficacy and a stronger sense of hope for the future. Early exposure to the basic elements of setting and reaching goals enhances the development and application of these skills through adolescence and into adulthood. Students who can, and do, set reachable goals have a stronger sense of self and make better decisions.
Adolescents equipped with decision-making and problem-solving skills are more likely to make confident, healthy decisions, and avoid negative consequences. The ability to stop and consider the positive and negative consequences of decisions reduces the likelihood of acting impulsively, keeping actions consistent with short-term and long-term goals.