The Psychology of Secrecy

Free Public Lecture

The Psychology of Secrecy

Kenneth Myer Building

Parkville campus

Royal Parade

Booking not required

Why do we keep secrets? To whom do we tell our secrets? What happens when we reveal a secret? These are only some of the questions that psychologists have begun to investigate on the topic of secrecy. The current state of the science suggests that secrecy has a negative psychological impact, but can nevertheless be positive; that confiding secrets hurts other people, but can also help them; and that revealing a secret can have bad outcomes, but also good ones.

Join as we explore these apparent contradictions in research on secrecy and a new psychology of secrecy is revealed.

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