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The Power of Bad: And How to Overcome It

The Power of Bad: And How to Overcome It (Hardback)

By Tierney, John
By Baumeister, Roy F.

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From the international bestselling authors of Willpower Why does a bad impression last longer than a good one? Why does losing money affect us more than gaining it? What makes phobias so hard to shake? The answer is the negativity bias - or in other words, the power of bad. As Jo...hn Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister show, we are wired to react to bad over good. It makes sense in evolutionary terms, but in our modern world the lure of bad is, well, bad. It governs people's moods, drives marketing and dominates our news. It can explain everything from why wars start or couples divorce, to why we mess up job interviews or feud with neighbours. But there is good news. By using smart strategies from new science, we can train our brains to get better at spotting our own negativity bias, fighting back with our rational minds to manage the bad in our lives - and even using its power for positive results. Breaking bad's hold over us can help our own lives, at work and in our relationships. Properly understood, bad can be a good thing.
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ISBN 9781846147593
Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781846147593
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 31 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tierney, John
By Baumeister, Roy F.
Category Social Issues
Management & Management Techniques
Popular Science
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 150.1988
Weight 555g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Positive psychology, Negativity Philosophy, Self-actualization Psychology
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly