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Hidden Benefits Of Gossip, Ostracism Discovered, Stanford University Reveals



1/28/2014 6:36:00 AM

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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, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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