Science Examines Whether You Can Handle the Truth

 

SCIENCE: YOU CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH

Be honest, how often do you think you tell white lies? Perhaps you should drop the habit. New research from the University of Chicago finds people can often afford to be more honest than they think. 

Through several experiments, the scientists determined that honest conversations are far more enjoyable for communicators than they expect them to be, and the listeners of honest conversations react less negatively than expected. 

Researchers write, "[...] these findings suggest that individuals' avoidance of honesty may be a mistake. By avoiding honesty, individuals miss out on opportunities that they appreciate in the long-run, and that they would want to repeat."

(Pulse Networks)

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