Secretive and Close? How Sharing Secrets may Impact Perceptions of Psychological Distance
Project funded by own resources
Project title Secretive and Close? How Sharing Secrets may Impact Perceptions of Psychological Distance
Principal Investigator(s) Jaffé, Mariela Elena
Co-Investigator(s) Douneva, Maria
Organisation / Research unit Departement Psychologie / Sozialpsychologie (Greifeneder)
Project start 07.01.2019
Probable end 31.12.2020
Status Active
Abstract

Having secrets is very common, and individuals sometimes decide to share a secret with another person. In our research project, we focus on consequences of this disclosure on individuals’ relationships. Building on research on social distance, we aim at investigating whether and how sharing secretive information impacts perceptions of distance between the secret-sharer and receiver. Results will contribute to the understanding of how disclosing secrets affects the way individuals think about each other, how close they feel toward each other, and how they will interact in the future.

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