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"The Price of Secrecy" Ten Percent Happier, July 2021.

"The Secret Life of Secrets" NPR - The Hidden Brain, January 2021.

"What our secrets say about ourselves" NPR: KERA think, September 2020.

"Revealing the truth about secrecy" Columbia Bizcast, January 2021.

"Tell me something I don't know" Hosted by Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio, June 2017.

Popular Press Writing

"Dare to share: How revealing your secrets to others can improve your life" The Guardian, August 2020.

"Are your D&I efforts helping employees feel like they belong?" Harvard Business Review, August 2020.

"Trump backers who were afraid to tell their loved ones" (op-ed) CNN, May 2019.

"Why the secrets you keep are hurting you" Scientific American, February 2019.

"Uncovering the secrets of a trustworthy face" Scientific American, August 2017.

"Shhhhhhh" Quartz, June 2017.

Media Coverage

"'The Secret Life of Secrets' Review: Monsters in our closet" The Wall Street Journal, June 2022.

"Unpacking 'The Secret Life of Secrets'" The New York Times, June 2022.

"Why it's time to confess your darkest secrets" Big Think, May 2022.

"There's a secret to keeping secrets" The Wall Street Journal, February 2022.

"Why we keep secrets" NPR: WPR, July 2021.

"Exposing the hidden world of secrets" APA Monitor, September 2020.

"Shining a light on secrets" SPSP, September 2020.

"What would happen if all of our personal data leaked at once?" Gizmodo, September 2020.

"Shhh! We're heading off on vacation" The New York Times, August 2020.

"The secret lives of us" The Sydney Morning Herald, August 2020.

"Are there hidden Trump voters?" The Washington Post, July 2020.

"Can a confession help or harm your relationship?" Psychology Today, May 2020.

"Trump's whisper network" The New York Times, February 2020.

"Don't let keeping secrets become divisive to your family" Psychology Today, February 2020.

"How to keep a secret" Vice, December 2019.

"Do you really want to know a secret?" Psychology Today, September 2019.

"Some men share their secrets only in therapy" The Atlantic, September 2019.

"New York Democrats aim to make Presidential Primary more accessible" The Wall Street Journal, May 2019.

"Secret vote for you know who" Psychology Today, May 2019.

"Shameful secrets bother us more than guilty ones" The i, March 2019.

"'You tend to take it on as your own': how keeping a secret affects us" The Sydney Morning Herald, February 2019.

"Keeping others' secrets can take a toll on mental health" ABC, February 2019.

"The secrets you keep are hurting you" Psychology Today, January 2019.

"Dangerous confessions" Psychology Today, November 2018.

"Secrets may be harmful to your health" Psychology Today, September 2018.

"Why you shouldn't keep a secret" Psychology Today, September 2018.

"Testing for cheaters" The Boston Globe, August 2018.

"How to keep a secret" Kinfolk, July 2018.

"Should you keep a secret?" The Wall Street Journal, June 2018.

"What happens when we give everything a gender?" Behavioral Scientist, July 2018.

"Can you keep a secret?" NPR: WHYY, June 2018.

"Who do you trust with your deepest, darkest secrets?" Psychology Today, March 2018.

"Why do people lie? The ins and outs of lying" Allure, January 2018.

"The secrets we're most likely to keep" Psychology Today, September 2017.

"Keeping secrets is bad for you Psychology Today, July 2017.

"The secret life of secrets" The New Yorker, May 2017.

"Why it's so hard to keep a secret" Scientific American, May 2017.

"The worst part of keeping a secret" The Atlantic, May 2017.

"Keeping secrets isn't so bad for you after all - with one exception" New York Magazine, May 2017.

"The price of secrecy" The Economist, April 2017.

"Your deepest secrets" (cover story) Psychology Today, March 2017.

"The inherent gender of names" Scientific American, July 2016.

"Girls' and boys' names literally sound different" New York Magazine, July 2016.

"Secret Lives: BBC Documentary" BBC Radio, April 2016.

"Why dressing for success leads to success" The Wall Street Journal, February 2016.

"Trusting a book by its cover" Business Insider, February 2016.

"How clothes influence our performance" Scientific American, January 2016.

"Wearing a suit makes you think more creatively" Business Insider, July 2015.

"Spill the beans" The Atlantic, July 2015.

"Keeping secrets can destroy your productivity at work" Business Insider, June 2015.

"How the clothing you wear affects the way you think" The Huffington Post, May 2015.

"Business - getting smarter" TIME, May 2015.

"The psychological case against casual Fridays" New York Magazine, May 2015.

"Wearing a suit makes people think differently" The Atlantic, April 2015.

"Dressing for success" The Boston Globe, April 2015.

"Keeping a secret 'physically' weighs you down" The Huffington Post, April 2015.

"Confessions of a heavy heart: Physical weight and secrets" Psychology Today, July 2014.

"Simulating metaphors" Science, July 2014.

"Why you can't keep a secret" The Atlantic, March 2014.

"The secrets we keep" Pacific Standard, November 2013.

"Secrets to share or not to share" The Huffington Post, September 2013.

"What betrays your poker face: your arms" The Boston Globe, September 2013.

"Forget poker faces, watch your opponent's arms if you want to win" Discover Magazine, September 2013.

"Poker pros' arms betray their hands" Science News, September 2013.

"Rethinking the Poker Face" The New York Times, September 2013.

"Poker players' arms give away their hands" Scientific American, April 2013.

"How to win at poker: A handy tip" The Economist, April 2013.

"A poker player's tells are in the hands as much as the face" NPR, April 2013.

"Calling a bluff: Is it all in the arms?" The Huffington Post, April 2013.

"The fastest, easiest way to boost creativity" Forbes, April 2013.

"Hard conservatives, soft liberals" The Boston Globe, September 2012.

"The curse of an untrustworthy-looking face" The Wall Street Journal, August 2012.

"How secrets weigh us down" The Boston Globe, April 2012.

"The (literal) burden of secrets" The Wall Street Journal, April 2012.

"Keeping a secret weighs you down, literally" Scientific American, March 2012.

"Why keeping a secret feels so burdensome" The Huffington Post, March 2012.

"The terror of the red pen" The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 2010.

"Redlined" The Boston Globe, June 2010.

"Red ink may lead to lower grades" NPR, May 2010.

"When grading papers, red ink may mean lower scores" Pacific Standard, May 2010.