Negativity Bias

What Is It? The negativity bias is our tendency to naturally pay attention to and dwell on the negative more than the positive. This is a cognitive trait linked to our survival needs – it was once better to assume that the shadow moving outside the cave was a threat not a friend. It couldContinue reading “Negativity Bias”

Meaning and Purpose

Eudaimonic Well-Being Last time we explored hedonia – one of the pathways to happiness/well-being. Now to look at the second pathway, eudaimonia, in more detail. Eudaimonia: has roots in the Ancient Greek words ‘eu’ meaning good and ‘daimon’ meaning power, fate, lesser deity or guiding spirit. A brief review; eudaimonic well-being comes from actions whichContinue reading “Meaning and Purpose”