The burden of secrecy? No effect on hill slant estimation and beanbag throwing.

@article{Pecher2015TheBO,
  title={The burden of secrecy? No effect on hill slant estimation and beanbag throwing.},
  author={Diane Pecher and Heleen van Mierlo and Rouwen Ca{\~n}al-Bruland and Ren{\'e} Zeelenberg},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2015},
  volume={144 4},
  pages={e65-72}
}
Slepian, Masicampo, Toosi, and Ambady (2012, Experiment 1) reported that participants who recalled a big secret estimated a hill as steeper than participants who recalled a small secret. This finding was interpreted as evidence that secrets are experienced as physical burdens. In 2 experiments, we tried to replicate this finding, but, despite larger power, did not find a difference in slant estimates between participants who recalled a big secret and those who recalled a small secret. This… CONTINUE READING
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