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Overcoming Negativity Bias

Overcoming Negativity Bias

How can people adjust their thought patterns and behaviors to prevent the brain’s negativity bias from disrupting their mental health? Hear from Rick Hanson, leading expert on happiness.

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What inspired your interest in psychological growth, wellbeing and relationships?
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Why does the human brain have a negativity bias?
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How can clinicians effectively explain the negativity bias to clients and introduce practices to overcome it?
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In what ways does the brain's negativity bias impact our perception of situations and events?
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What’s your favorite practical strategy for tipping the scale in favor of positivity?
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Are there any specific contexts where the negativity bias is most prevalent, such as relationships or the workplace?
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What effect does positive thinking have on negativity bias?
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How can I control my negative thoughts? I only imagine the worst possible scenario.
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What is happening in the brain when someone is dwelling on negative experiences? What changes take place when hardwiring happiness?
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