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Negativity Bias: Why Your Brain Loves the Dark Side

The science behind our obsession with all things infuriating, saddening, and terrifying

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A psychotherapist recently asked me a question that stuck in my mind: “Unhappy thoughts ruin a good mood all the time, so in the same way, why can’t you fix a bad mood by thinking of happy thoughts?”

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

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