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The Resource The power of bad : how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it, John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister

The power of bad : how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it, John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister

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The power of bad : how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it
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The power of bad
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how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it
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John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister
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eng
Summary
"Our brain's negativity bias makes evolutionary sense because it kept our ancestors alert to fatal dangers, but it distorts our perspective in today's media environment. The steady barrage of bad news and crisismongering makes us feel helpless and leaves us needlessly fearful and angry. We ignore our many blessings, preferring to heed--and vote for--the voices telling us the world is going to hell. But once we recognize our negativity bias, the rational brain can overcome the power of bad when it's harmful and employ that power when it's beneficial. In fact, bad breaks and bad feelings create the most powerful incentives to become smarter and stronger. Properly understood, bad can be put to perfectly good use. As noted science journalist John Tierney and Baumeister show in this wide-ranging book, we can adopt proven strategies to avoid the pitfalls that doom relationships, careers, businesses, and nations. Instead of despairing at what's wrong in your life and in the world, you can see how much is going right--and how to make it still better." -- adapted from book jacket
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Tierney, John
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Baumeister, Roy F.,
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  • Negativism
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • Negativism
  • Negativism
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The power of bad : how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it, John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The negativity effect - How bad is bad? Enlisting the rational mind -- Love lessons: eliminate the negative -- The brain's inner demon: wired for bad -- Use the force: constructive criticism -- Heaven or hell: prizes vs. penalties -- Business 101: yes, we have no bad apples -- Online perils: the Sunshine Hotel vs. the Moon Lady -- The Pollyanna principle: our natural weapon against bad -- The crisis crisis: bad ascending -- The future of good
Control code
1091846698
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781984879172
Lccn
2019017303
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091846698
Label
The power of bad : how the negativity effect rules us and how we can rule it, John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The negativity effect - How bad is bad? Enlisting the rational mind -- Love lessons: eliminate the negative -- The brain's inner demon: wired for bad -- Use the force: constructive criticism -- Heaven or hell: prizes vs. penalties -- Business 101: yes, we have no bad apples -- Online perils: the Sunshine Hotel vs. the Moon Lady -- The Pollyanna principle: our natural weapon against bad -- The crisis crisis: bad ascending -- The future of good
Control code
1091846698
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781984879172
Lccn
2019017303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091846698

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