As a consequence of the psychological realignments of latency and adolescence, adults no longer turn to their parents for a sense of security as they did when they were children. But the beauty and terror of the world remain, and, if adults are less helpless than infants to cope with it, they still cannot bear it entirely alone. Adolescent and adult peer groups foster their members' creativity by providing them with ways to explore the beauty of the world that are beyond the capability of individuals working in isolation. They also, when necessary, provide their members with refuge from the terrors of the world through what we might call group security relationships.