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The Power of Bad: And How to Overcome It

The Power of Bad: And How to Overcome It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tierney, John
By Baumeister, Roy F.

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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 John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister show, we are wired to r...eact 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 9781846147609
Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781846147609
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 7 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tierney, John
By Baumeister, Roy F.
Category Social Issues
Psychology
Management & Management Techniques
Popular Science
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 150.1988
Weight 409g
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

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