Has this been your experience? According to this study, gossip seems to be largely similar across age, gender, education, and income. That is, people talk about others in similar ways. However, more research needs to be done on why people gossip, as well as the consequences of it. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Megan L. Robbins is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.Alexander Karan is, well, here, but when he wrote this, he was a doctoral student at the University of California, Riverside.