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There are more negatively-loaded words than positive ones — so what?

1 February 2020

9:00 AM

1 February 2020

9:00 AM

The Power of Bad (And How to Overcome It) John Tierney and Roy E. Baumeister

Allen Lane, pp.325, £20

Negativity has a power over us. You know how it is. One bad thing can ruin your whole day, even if the day has been otherwise full of good or non-bad things. Infants react more quickly to an image of a snake than a frog, or unhappy or angry faces than happy ones.

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