episode 80 / SEASON 4
August 28, 2019
Why the Bad Outweighs the Good.
This week the therapists look at how and why we get more stuck in our negative emotions and experiences than in our positive ones.
Pam and Iona both have a tendency toward negative bias- recalling and ruminating about negative experiences more so than the joyful ones. Through their dive into the literature, they learn why this is adaptive yet shortsighted and unbalanced.
Listen in and learn how you can have a more joyful life.
Resources Mentioned in Podcasts
Bechtle, M. (2016). Why negative is stronger than positive.
Boniwell, I. (July 2008). Positive emotions and emotional intelligence: The positive impact of negative emotions.
Jain, R. (January 2013). Four ways to topple your negativity bias.
Tugend, A. (March 2012). Praise is fleeting, but brickbats we recall.