Exploring Negativity Bias

“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth.” – Daniel Kahneman

This week's theme: understanding bias

Wellness Note

This week, as news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominates the headlines, many of us are feeling anxiety and stress. In times of uncertainty, these feelings are bound to arise. But are these feelings due, at least in part, to negativity bias?

Psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky began to study bias (heuristics) in the 1970s. In their work, which . . .

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