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Transcript of Gossiping
casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true: he became the subject of much local gossip. Why do we do it then? Talking, even when it’s gossip, is one important way we get to know people through other people. Forget the assumption that women are the biggest gossips!! So here is it the latest news! Gossipy much? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-83255/Men-likely-gossip-women--survey.html Why do we do it? It helps us bond with our friends! The study conducted by McAndrew showed that we're all keen to hear and pass along any bad news about our rivals or any good news about our friends. It teaches us lessons! Instead of "Once upon a time" we say, "Did you hear about so-and-so?" Dr Colin Gill. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/8928638/Dont-feel-guilty-about-enjoying-a-good-gossip.html “Gossiping boosts levels of positive hormones like serotonin, reducing stress and anxiety,” But guess what!
Gossip hurts The other side would of course be the one that the gossip is about, the one who experiences the effects of the gossip. According to a study a professional gossiper gossips 298 minutes every day. And time! Where we gossip most? Offices Beauty salon 1 2 3 51 % 49% By hearing and sharing these stories, we learn about the social norms and conventions of those around us. Almost 4 hours everyday! 4 hours WC's Psychologist Dr Colin Gill.