January 2014

Positivity Can Make You A Problem Solver

Informative article based on findings from University of North Carolina Professor Barbara Fredrickson. Negative emotions undermine the brain’s capacity to think broadly and find creative solutions. The vise grip of fear and stress and the emotions they generate limit thought to a narrow field that obscures options. In a work environment, negativity causes teams to lose flexibility and the ability to be curious. Positive emotions expand awareness and attention.



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