The negativity bias: Conceptualization, quantification, and individual differences

John T. Cacioppo, Stephanie Cacioppo, Jackie K. Gollan

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There is an extensive literature on the negativity bias, including its conceptualization, measurement, temporal stability (individual differences), and neural and genetic associations. Hibbing et al. posit that the difference across individuals in the negativity bias is a key factor in determining political predisposition. The measures and paradigms developed in this literature provide a means of testing this hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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