|Have You Heard? Gossip Turns Out to Serve a Purpose|
|Key Words||gossip, group dynamic|
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For some people, gossip has always been irresistible, and now some researchers contend it may be helpful in the study of group interaction. In an office environment, gossip helps to clarify rules and provides "unwritten" information that usually isn't found in an office manual. Gossip can control behavior in a group, as well as define the group membership.
|Source||"Have You Heard? Gossip Turns Out to Serve a Purpose," NYTimes.com Aug. 16, 2005.|
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