Thinking about confessing something? Read this first!

If you are contemplating confessing a transgression, chances are you’ve also considered a “partial confession,” at least according to this study:  “As a strategy to appear better to others, partial confessions may help offenders to ‘get off the hook.’ For example, drivers accused of speeding may tell the officer, ‘I was only driving 10 mph above the limit’; a dieter may say, ‘I ate only one piece of chocolate’; a sexist manager may say, ‘I told only one dirty joke’; a cheating partner may sa

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