The price of secrecy

While secrecy is common and consequential, there has been little research on it. Now a new study is revealing the sorts of secrets that people commonly keep. More importantly, it is revealing the first systematic analysis of how people experience the act of keeping a secret. As you can imagine, keeping secrets is hard work but whether having lots of secrets is actually harmful to our well being varies with how often we decide to think about them. You can read more in The Economist article that I wrote on this here.