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January 12, 2018

Why Negative Thinking Has Cognitive and Emotional Benefits

Why Negative Thinking Has Cognitive and Emotional Benefits

Positive thinking has long been championed in American culture. While optimism is part of our biological inheritance-when we’re not hopeful about the future, anxiety and depression can easily transform into suicidal tendencies-positive thinking and positive psychology grew into billion-dollar industries, beginning with Norman Vincent Peale’s 1952 book, The Power of Positive Thinking.