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Gossiping benefits society, study claims


Researchers: Gossip May Have Some Benefits (Even in Schools)


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers on coaching students on mindfulness techniques and the question of whether people are we essentially selfish or altruistic. ... More>


Gossip and Ostracism May Have Hidden Group Benefits

Conventional wisdom holds that gossip and social exclusion are always malicious, undermining trust and morale in groups. But sharing this kind of "reputational information" could have benefits for society. ... More>


Chris Christie and the Science of the Group Mind

The traffic scandal swirling around New Jersey Governor Chris Christie raises a fundamental psychological question: Are the misdeeds of an individual perceived as separate from the actions of the organization? ... More>