Sunday, November 2, 2014

How Do Individuals Use Gossip for Self-Improvement?

Tell Me the Gossip: The Self-Evaluative Function of Receiving Gossip About Others.
HYPOTHESIS: do individuals use evaluative information about others (i.e., gossip) to improve, promote, and protect themselves?

RESULTS: Positive gossip had higher self-improvement value than negative gossip, whereas negative gossip had higher self-promotion value and raised higher self-protection concerns than positive gossip.

Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2014 Oct 24;