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The psychology of secrets

Author: Anita E Kelly
Publisher: New York ; Boston ; Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, cop. 2002.
Series: Plenum series in social/clinical psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On an MTV special aired in 2000, young interviewees were asked to confess the worse thing they were ever told during a romantic breakup. The question these examples bring to mind is, "Why do people  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anita E Kelly
ISBN: 0306466570 9780306466571
OCLC Number: 783040630
Description: XIII, 263 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface. 1. Nature of Secrecy. 2. Individual Differences in Secret Keeping. 3. Explaining Why Secrecy is Linked to Problems. 4. Health Benefits of Revealing. 5. What is it About Revealing Secrets that is Beneficial? 6. Secrecy and Openness in Psychotherapy. 7. Explaining Why Openness May Not be Therapeutic: A Self-Presentational View of Psychotherapy. 8. Dilemmas to Revealing Secrets and the Role of the Confidant. 9. When to Reveal Personal Secrets in a Particular Relationship. Index.
Series Title: Plenum series in social/clinical psychology.
Responsibility: Anita E. Kelly.
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