Rumor clustering, consensus, and polarization: Dynamic social impact and self-organization of hearsay
The "bottom-up" self-organization of shared sense-making and group decision-making through rumor (unverified information statements in circulation) was investigated in two computer-mediated laboratory experiments on the effects of network clustering (i.e., structural "cliquishness"). Participants in 27 (Study 1) and 33 (Study 2) 16-person laboratory-created networks at three institutions discussed ambiguous situations (e.g., "a professor was found dead") and then chose one of four possible...[Show more]
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