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The Power of Bad

How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It

John Tierney

The most important book at the borderland of psychology and politics that I have ever read.--Martin E. P. Seligman, Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at that University of Pennsylvania and author of Learned Optimism Why are we devastated by a word of criticism even when it's mixed with lavish praise? Because our brains are wired to focus on...
Publish Date
2021
January 5
First Published in 2019
Goodreads rating
3.88
ISBN
9780143111078
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
May 19, 2021
Why is FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) so powerful? Journalist @JohnTierneyNYC & psychologist @RoyFBaumeister did a great 2019 book about the origins, functions, & socio-political impact of the 'negativity bias' -- our tendency to focus on bad news over good news      source