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How To Stop A Bad Moment From Destroying Your Whole Day
Experts share tips that work.
The Neuroscience Of Negative Campaigns
Catherine L. Franssen
Neuroscience Professor at Longwood University
In fact, the negativity bias has been shown to be particularly important in voting behavior. Negative attributes of the candidates
When The Negativity Bias Is At Play
Co-founder of The Resilience Group - a leadership consultant, ...
When it comes to how we think about others, even ourselves, it's useful to know that the negativity bias is at play. Just ask the 76ers.
Things Aren't As Bad As They Seem - An Optimist's View of the World
Mindfulness Teacher, Author of The Joy Plan
As Pinker says, This can quickly create a formula for hopelessness. "News is about things that happen, not about things that
A Radical Approach to Self Care
Life and Leadership Coach, Executive Director of Coaching for ...
We struggle with self care. We want to practice better self care. We want to do more of it. We don't think we have the time for it.
8 Ways to Save Your Sanity This Holiday Season by Taking Things Less Personally
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW
So often we cause ourselves unnecessary distress because of the way we interpret what others have said or done. We may become anxious, sad, angry, resentful, or insecure because of someone else's words or actions, or even their silence and inaction.
Why It's So Easy to Be Negative (and What to Do About It)
Chief Storyteller of GoZen! Anxiety Relief Programs for Kids
Mother Nature would rather have us perceive something as more dangerous than it is so we react promptly. Rationally dissecting every instance in which we feel threatened isn't always realistic, but it is possible to neutralize this cognitive distortion.
How Negativity Creates Fear
Licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, columnist, and auth...
When things are uncertain and you don't know what's going to happen next, the brain attempts to make up an ending. The narrative is usually negative, and it's these negative thoughts that lead to catastrophic, worst-case scenarios and devastating thoughts.
Looking for Trouble (and Seeing It)
Author, 'On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired...
Scientists and clinicians are interested in the dynamic interaction of perception and aggression. Looking for trouble, and seeing it, may be a deep cognitive bias--a negativity bias--that distorts normal emotional processing.
STOP: Don't Believe Everything You Think
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Author, Uncovering Happiness, Co-founder of Cen...
As we intentionally practice and repeat having these experiences they get stored as implicit memories. These are the memories that influence our immediate snap judgments and decision making from moment-to-moment.
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Overcoming the Alzheimer's Negativity Bias
COO, Co-Founder, Neurocern
Most of the research efforts and literature on Alzheimer's, even from best intentioned sources, focus on the loss of brain
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