David DiSalvo | August 14, 2014 | Forbes
A man goes to see his doctor. He says, “Doctor, I want to be healthier.” The doctor says, “No problem. From now on, always mean what you say.”
That may sound like the start of a joke, but it’s actually a crib note version of results from a new study suggesting that sincerity and honesty are keys to good health.
The study’s author is Anita E. Kelly, a psychology professor at the University of Notre Dame who runs a Templeton Foundation-funded research project called The Science of Honesty. She presented findings from the project’s latest study (conducted with co-author Lijuan Wang) at the national convention of the American Psychological Association last week and wrote about them at her Psychology Today blog, “Insight”.