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Rumor

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

The spread of rumors is a pervasive aspect of American culture. The study of rumors spans many disciplines including anthropology, history, literature, communication, sociology, and social psychology. A rumor is an unverified explanation of an event, object, or issue of public ...

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