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Why do we pay more attention to negative news than to positive news?

Soroka, Stuart (2015) Why do we pay more attention to negative news than to positive news? British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 May 2015). Website.

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Abstract

A growing body of evidence illustrates the human tendency to prioritise negative over positive news content. But why is this? Stuart Soroka suggests that humans may neurologically or physiologically predisposed towards focusing on negative information because the potential costs of negative information far outweigh the potential benefits of positive information.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 16:06
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2020 00:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72876

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