Check this book out! The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do

In this new book from science writer Michael Bond, you’ll find a compelling read that investigates recent breakthroughs in social psychology that reveals how our behavior is influenced far more by others that we think. Bond uses examples of “groupthink” from teenage cliques, army units, football players and even terrorist cells… and teaches us how to guard against it. He argues how on the surface each of these groups might seem exceptional, but the forces that bind and drive them can affect us all.

This is an interesting read because Bond explains how in recent decades, psychologists have uncovered how and why our innate social urges hold control over how we think and act, either for good or for bad.  He argues that it’s like we are indebted to our peers, even when we think we are in control.

Also, if you enjoyed reading Malcolm Gladwell, then this book won’t disappoint!

       
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