Rumor and Gossip: The Social Psychology of Hearsay

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Elsevier, Jan 1, 1976 - Social Science - 166 pages
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A psychological and sociological study of the transmission of and response to rumor and gossip, viewing parallels between the dynamics of social exchanges and the consumption of goods and services. Bibliogs.

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Professor Ralph L. Rosnow is Thaddeus Bolton Professor Emeritus at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he taught in the Psychology Department for thirty-four years and directed the doctoral program in social and organizational psychology. He also has taught research methods and social psychology at Boston University and Harvard University, and was a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. He has served on editorial boards of journals and encyclopedias and (with Robert E. Lana) was the general editor of Oxford University Press's RECONSTRUCTION OF SOCIETY series. He has been a fellow of AAAS and APA since 1970 and a charter fellow of APS since 1988. He and his wife, Mimi Rosnow, reside in Radnor, PA.

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