Podcast 432: Can Keeping Secrets Be Good For Your Mental Health?
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to professor and a leading expert on the psychology of secrets Michael Slapian about what it means to keep a secret, how keeping secrets affects our mental health, how to manage the mental conflict keeping a secret brings, and so much more!
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3:02 Michael’s groundbreaking work on secrecy
8:20 Everyone has secrets!
9:50 The different kinds of secrets people keep
11:18 , 15:16 How keeping secrets can affect our mental health
15:46 How a secret can affect our relationships
17:40 The cross-cultural nature of secrets
18:25 Why it can be hard to keep a secret
19:50 How to figure out which secrets are harmful to us
24:50 Confessing & confiding secrets
28:13 Secrets & managing our mental wellbeing
32:40 How culture affects secret-keeping
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