71: Gossip; When it’s Bad & How it’s Good
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Do you gossip? Have you been gossiped about?
Even the word gossip brings out a negative reaction in most people, so if we all agree that gossip is a ‘bad’ thing, and we discourage our children from engaging in it, then why is it such a prevalent part of our social fabric?
On today’s episode we dive into the truth about gossip, the different types of gossip, and how gossip can benefit a group. You may walk away from today’s episode having a whole new view on the subject of gossip and the way that we communicate with one another.
What you’ll hear in this podcast:
- What is Gossip
- The difference between Investigative Gossip & Malicious Gossip
- Triangulation and the conflict personality types
- Setting group norms with gossip
- Changing egoistic behavior through gossip
- Ostracism, exploitation & cooperative tendencies
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“Gossip in Evolutionary Perspective”
“Knowledge Through the Grapevine: Gossip as Inquiry”
“Gossip and Ostracism Promote Cooperation in Groups”
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Show Intro music is Whispering Through by Asura
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