The most famous paper dealing with this issue is Milgram's paper, called Behavioral study of obedience. From the abstract:
This article describes a procedure for the study of destructive obedience in the laboratory. It consists of ordering a naive subject to administer increasingly more severe punishment to a victim in the context of a ...
Could you be talking about conformity:
groupthink http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupthink ?
In addition to the famous Milgram studies which you may have already heard about:
There's quite a lengthy literature on these issues but those links should get ...
This is an extremely interesting question. I'm going to take a different approach to the question by focusing on both personality traits and leadership theories (e.g. authentic leadership, transformational leadership, servant leadership etc) to answer whether those two distinct areas can influence leaders' children's development. I will admit that I didn't ...
I would say 'Herd mentality' or 'Conformity' comes close.
Yet, I think it is important to note that 'thinking logical' is a pretty ambiguous term in itself. Everybody has their own image of what is logical and what is not, but that image is mainly formed by what others tell you what's 'normal'. People's opinions and actions are much less based on logic than ...
You may be interested in the research on "thin slices" of behavior, defined as a very short video clip of behavior, often without audio.
Abstract from Ambady & Rosenthal (1992):
A meta-analysis was conducted on the accuracy of predictions of
various objective outcomes in the areas of clinical and social
psychology from short observations of ...
Here is one meta analytic comparison:
Bernard M. Bass is one of the most cited researchers on this field:
Here is one of his articles but there are plenty on the net:
I think he is also author of MLQ - multifaceted survey of leadership.
There is also ...