Nicholas Christakis, a doctor, sociologist and author of “Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society,” explains the science behind humans' ability to work together and problem-solve within a community.
"We are largely products of our social networks," says a Yale researcher involved in controlled tests of our decision making. Studies show our decisions aren't truly our own to control. We are subconsciously changed by those around us, even if we don't know them.
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