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Definition of the noun peer group

What does peer group mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. contemporaries of the same status
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: coevals / contemporaries / generation = all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    • member: compeer / equal / match / peer = a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Explanation

  1. Peer group: A peer group is both a social group and a primary group of people who have similar interests, age, background, and social status . The members of this group are likely to influence the person’s beliefs and behaviour. Peer groups contain hierarchies and distinct patterns of behavior. 18 year olds are not in a peer group with 14 year olds even though they may be in school together. Just as teachers do not share students as a peer group.
  2. Peer group: In computer networking, a peer group is a group of functional units in the same layer of a network, by analogy with peer group.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

Researchers generally use the term “peer group identification” to refer to adolescents' identification with delineable reputation-based peer groups ( Sussman et al. M). Adolescents “place” themselves into peer group types in at least two ways.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

peer group An assemblage of persons, all of whom are similar in terms of the purpose of the group. peer-group pressure Impact or influence of children«s ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Definition A peer group consists of male and female people of about the same age and status. It is regardedas a type of sociological group with a homogeneous system of ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

relationships are measured; summarizes the positive effects of acceptance by the peer group and supportive friendships; reviews the negative effects of peer rejection, bullying, and mutual antipathies; and illustrates universal and targeted ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan (1996)

by Jeffrey S. Turner

Peer group development refers to the social interactions that take place with an individual's associates, usually of the same age and status. Such interaction blossoms during childhood ...

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (2002)

by Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil

peer group A group of people who share certain social characteristics, such as age, class, occupation, or education, and interact on a level of equality. An individual ...

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The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise. (James Lipton)
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