Comprehending the Impact of Rumors and Gossip

 

Gossip and Rumors in the Workplace

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The Sociology of Gossip: Elaine Lui at TEDxVancouver

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Demonstration of how Rumours and Gossip spread at school

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Rumors, trust and vaccines

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NEFFEX Rumors (Lyrics)

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The Science Of Gossip and Rumors

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Psychology of Rumors: 6 Reasons Rumors Spread

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For instance, gossip and rumors can destroy a person’s self-confidence and affect their self-esteem. It also can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, anxiety, and. For instance, gossip and rumors can destroy a person’s self-confidence and affect their self-esteem.

It also can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, anxiety and a host of other issues. On their own, rumors and gossip seem harmless; almost a fun pastime. But there’s a point where they can become harmful to your health. There’s a great deal of information out there about bullying.

The Unshakeable Power of Rumor The continued influence effect, and why it can lead so many to be so wrong. Posted Jan 28, 2016. As verbs the difference between gossip and rumors is that gossip is to talk about someone else’s private or personal business, especially in a way that spreads the information while rumors is (rumor). As a noun gossip is someone who likes to talk about someone else’s private or personal business.

For instance, if employees hear rumors of layoffs, they may start looking for new jobs and leave when in reality, their jobs were not under threat. Turnover can be very expensive. If gossip has not been managed in the past, gossip tends to become a negative aspect of your work culture. Gossip refers to talking about someone or something with another person or a group of persons.

Rumor refers to spreading specific information about someone or something that has not been verified. In other words, it may be a truth or a falsehood. Most people indulge in some sort of gossip especially with their friends and families.

HPMJ1088-71561550-3461The Psychologist-Manager Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, April 2009: pp.

1–24The Psychologist-Manager Journal Cliques, Rumors, and Gossip by the Water Cooler: Female Bullying in. The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about gossip, rumors and perspective. Not all students have a clear understanding of rumors and their impact on others.

This lesson provides a hands-on example of how messy gossip can be. This lesson can be easily adapted for any age group. Psychological Effects of Rumors and Gossip Dirt, mudslinging, hearsay and tittle-tattle are words synonymous with gossip.

According to Encarta English dictionary, gossip is a conversation about personal or intimate rumors or facts, especially when malicious; informal and chatty conversation or writing about recent and often personal events.

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The distinction between gossip and rumour is a gradual one, gossip having a smaller scope and a more personal nature.

“Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory” by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan
from Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory
by David Herman, Manfred Jahn, Marie-Laure Ryan
Taylor & Francis, 2010

Rumors focus on events and information, whereas gossip focuses on people.

“Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness: Problems, Strategies, Solutions” by Phillip G. Clampitt
from Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness: Problems, Strategies, Solutions
by Phillip G. Clampitt
Sage, 2009

In a sense, gossip can be thought of as a subset of rumor.

“The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation” by Francesca Giardini, Rafael Wittek
from The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation
by Francesca Giardini, Rafael Wittek
Oxford University Press, 2019

Rumors tend to focus on events and information, whereas gossip focuses on people.

“Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness” by Phillip G. Clampitt
from Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness
by Phillip G. Clampitt
SAGE Publications, 2005

In either case, the rumor helps people actively or emotionally prepare for negative events, or to defend against threats to their self-esteem.

“Encyclopedia of Social Psychology” by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs
from Encyclopedia of Social Psychology
by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs
SAGE Publications, 2007

At an individual level, sharing rumors can help reduce stress due to uncertainty.

“Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations” by John M Levine, Michael A. Hogg
from Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
by John M Levine, Michael A. Hogg
SAGE Publications, 2010

For example, the leader may learn of the rumor from his or her professional network and hold a staff meeting to answer questions openly and honestly, providing information proactively.

“Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions” by Daniel Weberg, Sandra Davidson
from Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions
by Daniel Weberg, Sandra Davidson
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

Those who have thought about gossip, especially in relation and opposition to rumor, tend to stress that gossip must be about one or more persons (although rumor may be, too) and not just about things or events.

“Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University” by William Clark
from Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University
by William Clark
University of Chicago Press, 2008

These are the strategies most likely to minimize the negative impact of rumors and gossip.

“The Science of Making Friends, (w/DVD): Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults” by Elizabeth Laugeson, John Elder Robison
from The Science of Making Friends, (w/DVD): Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults
by Elizabeth Laugeson, John Elder Robison
Wiley, 2013

Typically, gossip is concerned with the reliability of others (their image score), their sexual behaviour, their control over resources, political alliances and so on.

“Evolution and Human Behavior: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature” by John Cartwright
from Evolution and Human Behavior: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature
by John Cartwright
MIT Press, 2000

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  • Well some one spread a rumor that i “like” a 8th grader I DO NOT LIKE A 8TH GRADER DONT GO SAYING STUFF THAT YOU DONT KNOW IS TRUE OR NOT FIRST ASK THE PERSON IF ITS TRUE IF THEY SAY NO DONT TELL OTHER PEOPLE A LIE JEEZ

  • I’ve tried to protect my friend from all the hate she had received. But the rumors came to me. They haven’t heard my side of the story

  • Ever love when people start rumors about you and you hear about it like a year later? Ahahahah its like the entire time you were just enjoying yourself and just focusing on your goals.

  • Envious low status men who feel even more inferior when i walk in to a room, i keep on eye on them. And if they defame me, i get back 10x HARDER.

  • I am so sorry to those who I have hurt through gossip, rumors and other ways. I regret what I did. It hurts the feelings of others.

  • I’m sorry to those that I have hurt through gossip and in other ways. Gossip is not fun and does not make one cool. It’s cruel and a terrible thing to do.

  • Very nice and informative video!:) the only thing I would add is some music in the background very quiet, very subtle, but it would make all the difference (check how D news present their videos).

  • I highlight people’s mistakes and successes in order to draw useful conclusions in general, not to feed other people’s reputation destroying addictions

  • Gossip is what “savage people” uses as an excuse when someone catches them making up lies and spreading false rumors.What certain people think to call gossip is what destroys friendships,relationships,trust,and chances that some people have at finding someone.What certain people call gossip is how alot of people end up gettin’ hurt for a crime they didn’t commit,and for something nobody said…..That’s what certain people these days try to call gossip………Lies and false rumors.Some people just don’t know how to keep their comments to theirselves.

  • But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment…
    Why should you become righteous NOW?
    2 Peter 2:4-9 (NIV) For if God did not spare
    angels when they sinned, but sent them to HELL,
    putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;
    if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood
    on its UNGODLY people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness,
    and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by
    BURNING THEM TO ASHES, and made them an example of WHAT IS GOING
    TO HAPPEN TO THE UNGODLY; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was
    distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among
    them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the UNRIGHTEOUS for PUNISHMENT on the day of judgment. I know it is hard to do what is right all the time, but I want to warn you, so that you have time to change. Love ya!

  • On him saying, “scientist say you need to know the person”, I think its knowing them like they exist not know them personally.