Rumors Daniel Goleman Analysis

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“Anatomy of a Rumor” by psychologist Daniel Goleman, introduces the reader to how rumors work. Typically, rumors dealing with death or disease are the most commonly shared. Goleman successfully uses results from various research projects to explain to the audience that fear and anxiety play a role in why these rumors are spread.
The selection is divided into sections and begins with a few outrageous rumors found by psychologist Dr. Allan J. Kimmel. These rumors have been spread due to their ability to create a sense of anxiety among society. Studies have found that repeating rumors, “reassure people that they understand something that troubles them and perplexes them…” (Goleman 487) Next, Goleman includes a quote from Dr. Ralph Rosnow in order
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