Charles D. Hayes quote

"Of course, peer pressure has a strong positive component. It provides the social cohesion that allows the very development of communal affiliation. But peer power as an extrinsic force is a lot like radiation: a little goes a long way."

Charles D. Hayes

Born: 1943

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