Is Gossip Good for Society?

A new study indicates that gossip is actually good for society because it increases cooperation and helps reform bullies. The study, conducted by Stanford University, separated participants into two cooperative groups. In one group, participants were allowed to confer about the performance of each member of their group for each stage of cooperative interaction. In the other group, they were not allowed to confer. One of the researchers involved reports: Groups that allow their members to gossip Read more […]