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Why Positive Thinking May Be Harmful for Some β€” PsyBlog


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β€œThe worriers actually showed a paradoxical backfiring effect in their brains when asked to decrease their negative emotions.

This suggests they have a really hard time putting a positive spin on difficult situations and actually make their negative emotions worse even when they are asked to think positively.”

...which means we should work on worrying less!

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