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The Resource The watercooler effect : a psychologist explores the extraordinary power of rumors, Nicholas DiFonzo

The watercooler effect : a psychologist explores the extraordinary power of rumors, Nicholas DiFonzo

Label
The watercooler effect : a psychologist explores the extraordinary power of rumors
Title
The watercooler effect
Title remainder
a psychologist explores the extraordinary power of rumors
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas DiFonzo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shows that the process that gives rise to national rumors is fundamentally the same as those that arise around the company watercooler. Why do some rumors persist even in the fact of well-publicized facts to the contrary? Why do we pass on information without verifying that it's true?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DiFonzo, Nicholas
Dewey number
302.2/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1241
LC item number
.D55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rumor
  • Social psychology
Label
The watercooler effect : a psychologist explores the extraordinary power of rumors, Nicholas DiFonzo
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-280) and index
Contents
To rumor is human -- Swimming in rumors : the prevalence and power of hearsay -- It's clear that it's unclear : how rumors help us make sense of an uncertain world -- A family resemblance : gossip and urban legend, rumor's close cousins -- It's a small world around the watercooler : how, why, and where of rumor spread -- Believe it, or not : why we believe some rumors and not others -- Facts are stubborn things : taking stock of the word on the street -- Managing the rumor mill -- Epilogue: Doing rumor well
Control code
ocn213308829
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781583333259
Lccn
2008023645
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o213308829
  • (OCoLC)213308829
Label
The watercooler effect : a psychologist explores the extraordinary power of rumors, Nicholas DiFonzo
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-280) and index
Contents
To rumor is human -- Swimming in rumors : the prevalence and power of hearsay -- It's clear that it's unclear : how rumors help us make sense of an uncertain world -- A family resemblance : gossip and urban legend, rumor's close cousins -- It's a small world around the watercooler : how, why, and where of rumor spread -- Believe it, or not : why we believe some rumors and not others -- Facts are stubborn things : taking stock of the word on the street -- Managing the rumor mill -- Epilogue: Doing rumor well
Control code
ocn213308829
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 p.
Isbn
9781583333259
Lccn
2008023645
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o213308829
  • (OCoLC)213308829

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