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13 September 2010

Gossiping good for self-esteem

Gossip may be beneficial in some ways, at least for those doing the gossiping, a new study suggests.

Gossip may be beneficial in some ways, at least for those doing the gossiping, a new British study suggests.

Next, the researchers asked 140 people to talk either negatively or positively about a fictional person. Those who talked positively felt greater self-esteem than those who were told to speak negatively.

 
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