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Unformatted text preview: Negative bias bad is stronger than good What is positive psyc? o Positive psyc is the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of people, groups, and institution o What makes life worth living o Subjects = healthy population o Research topics contentment, well-being, optimism, human strengths, positive emotions o Positive emotions = happiness, joy, gratitude, love o Flow optimal state of functioning Other findings related to positive psyc o Hugs lower blood pressure o Laughing rats rats laugh at ultrasonic levels when tickled behind the neck its an evolutionary trait to laugh and feel good o Predicting divorce based on observing couples interactions, verbal and non-verbal cues predict whether couples divorce in next 5 yrs with 90% accuracy...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08