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July 11th 2019:Encore: Gossip: Is it a Character Flaw or a Social Skill?

Few people want to be called a " Gossip” but most people can’t resist hearing a juicy story about a friend, celebrity or co-worker. Why? What is it about learning private information about others that is so irresistible? Why have people been gossiping across decades and across cultures? Is gossip good, bad or necessary? Should we think of gossip as a character flaw or a social skill? In this episode, social psychologist, Dr. Frank McAndrew will share the Science of Gossip. In fascinating detail, he will draw upon research to consider everything from the evolutionary need for gossip to successf

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Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D.

Dr. Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College and an elected Fellow of several professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS). He is an evolutionary social psychologist whose research is guided by the simple desire to make sense of everyday life. His research has appeared in dozens of scientific journals, and he has written for a wide range of news outlets including Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and the Guardian. His research has also been featured in media outlets such as The New Yorker, NPR, the BBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NBC's TODAY Show His research has been
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live 18/07/2019 11:00 18/07/2019 12:00 Psych Up Live https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live Few people want to be called a " Gossip” but most people can’t resist hearing a juicy story about a friend, celebrity or co-worker. Why? What is it about learning private information about others that is so irresistible? Why have people been gossiping across decades and across cultures? Is gossip good, bad or necessary? Should we think of gossip as a character flaw or a social skill? In this episode, social psychologist, Dr. Frank McAndrew will share the Science of Gossip. In fascinating detail, he will draw upon research to consider everything from the evolutionary need for gossip to successful gossiping, gender differences, celebrity obsession, social skills, destructive possibilities and more. You will understand gossip in a way you have never considered. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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