Oct 272014
 

Positive gossip

Why are people interested in listening to gossip about others’ achievements and failures? To promote self-reflection and growth.

According to a study, listening to gossip may actually help individuals adapt to a particular social environment.

To measure the self-improvement, self-promotion and self-protection value of the gossip. On the other hand, women who receive negative gossip experience higher self-protection concerns, possibly because they believe they might experience a similar fate as the person being the target of the gossip.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)

Answer the following:- *