Dealing with unhealthy groups such as gangs or cults is a significant issue in the social psychology.
Bob is an adolescent who grew up in the gang-infested part of a large city. His parents provided little supervision while he was growing up and left Bob mostly on his own. He developed friendships with some kids in his neighborhood who were included in gangs, and finally joined a gang himself. Now crime and gang activities are a way of life for Bob. These have become his way to recognize with his peer group and to support himself.
Discussion of how Bob's environment played a big role in his present lifestyle. This coincides with Skinner's concept of environment and the reinforcements in that environment.
What kinds of environmental changes and positive reinforcements would you propose and why?
prepare down some interventions which are used in the field presently? Are there any evidence-based programs which use these environmental and reinforcement interventions?