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positive-negative asymmetry


Subject Psychology

Key-Topics positive psychology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631202899.1996.x


Differences in information processing and judgments concerning evaluative positive and negative events. Thus, positive events may be judged as more frequent and normal, negative events as more distinctive, diagnostic and/or requiring explanation. Under conditions of uncertainty, potential losses may influence decision making more than potential gains. See also: decision making . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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