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How Refusing To Apologize Could Make Us Feel Better Than Saying Sorry

While we are often told of the benefits of 'coming clean', refusing to apologise can actually make people feel better than those who say sorry, according to a new study.

Scientists have found that the feelings of empowerment that come with refusing to make amends for a mistake can outweigh feelings of relief experienced when saying sorry.

Researchers Tyler G. Okimoto, Michael Wenzel and Kyli Hedrick, from the University of Queensland, surveyed 228 Americans and asked them to remember a time they had done something wrong.

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