In his book Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, Chuck Swindoll tells the story about an experiment conducted by Ruth W. Berenda and her associates designed to demonstrate how young people handle peer pressure.
Ten students were placed in a room and shown three lines of varying lengths drawn on a card. The students were told to raise their hands when the teacher pointed to the longest line. However, nine of the students had been instructed beforehand to raise their hands when the instructor pointed to the second-longest line. Continue reading