Gossip and the Group: A Self-Categorization Perspective

  title={Gossip and the Group: A Self-Categorization Perspective},
  author={Dana Turcotte},
of the Dissertation Gossip and the Group: A Self-Categorization Perspective by Dana Turcotte Claremont Graduate University: 2012 Gossip is a little studied topic and even fewer studies have examined gossip from the perspective of social identity and self categorization theories. However, many of the functions of gossip have significant implications for group processes, including bonding, norm transmission and reinforcement, marginalization of deviants, and social influence. Particularly for… 

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