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[Negativity Bias] We have a tendency to dwell on negative events and stimuli

[Negativity Bias] We have a tendency to dwell on negative events and stimuli [Negativity Bias] We have a tendency to dwell on negative events and stimuli
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The negativity bias is the tendency to notice what’s wrong with everything far more often than noticing what is good about a situation. You could call it pessimism except that it’s not even about believing things will go bad. It’s actually seeing bad things as more important and obvious than good things.

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The negativity bias shows up in all sorts of different forms. We perceive the loss of something as more painful than the joy of gaining it. We take negative feedback more seriously than positive feedback. We see pessimistic predictions as more intelligent and credible than positive ones. We form bad impressions and believe negative stereotypes quicker than we believe positive ones. We weigh negative behaviors far more heavily than positive behaviors when judging someone’s character.

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