September 26, 2012

You're an Optimist, But We Can Fix That

John Timmer, Ars Technica


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The classic cliché—are you a glass half-full or half-empty person?—is actually a trick question. We're all half-full, to a certain degree. Various studies have defined a "good news-bad news" effect, in which people are less likely to incorporate bad news into their thinking compared to happier information.

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