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Negative Brain, Positive Psychology

Finding Some Shame-Free Middle Ground I read a study a few weeks ago about how our brains are naturally wired to hold on to negative experiences over positive ones. Apparently it is connected with our “fight or flight” response and our biological wiring for survival. This isn’t new information — neuroscientists have been studying this genetic predisposition for many years and psychology has focused on our negative brains for decades — but what is new is the exploration of the connection between this scientific fact and the field of positive psychology. Positive Psychology was brought to the forefront of American culture by Martin Seligman, former American Psychology Association presid