Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gossip Could Lower Stress And Prevent Exploitation, Study Suggests from Huffington Post

Gossip may not be as evil as society makes it out to be, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found that gossiping can actually lower stress, stop exploitation of others and police others' bad behavior.

The study included four experiments, all of which included a game with a cheater who hoarded points.

Researchers found that when people in the study saw someone acting badly, their heart rates increased. But researchers found that it helped their heart rates when they were able to share what they witnessed with someone else, particularly to warn them of the potential exploitation.

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