THE LOWDOWN ON NEGATIVE BIAS
“Back in earlier times, people had to be aware of negative things in their environment to be able to successfully defend themselves and survive against real or possible threats to their daily existence,” explains Dr. Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles-based psychologist, whose specialties include self-esteem and motivation. “People who were able to do that typically passed this gene on to future generations, who consequently had a greater ability to recognize and protect themselves against negative threats in their lives as well.”
Dr. Thomas adds that negative bias can disrupt and interfere with one’s emotions, thoughts and behaviors because people tend to recognize and remember negative things more intensely compared to neutral or positive things. “Negative bias can also make it difficult to forget about and/or get over negative things as easily as positive or neutral ones,” she tells Lively.
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