1st Tuesday

etting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)
BY Alison Ledgerwood - TEDxUCDavis

Duration: 10 minutes


  • 0': Failure stick in our minds more than success.
  • 2': The experiments she conducted showing how negativity sticks more than positivity.
  • 6'22: Our view of the World has a fundamental tendency to tilt towards the negative.
  • 8'12: The importance of talking about the good stuff.

  About the Speaker:

Alison Ledgerwood is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. She received her PhD in social psychology from New York University in 2008. Her empirical work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyPsychological Science, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.