J. Tierney, R. F. Baumeister: The power of bad: And how to overcome it

Authors

  • Marek Loužek Prague University of Economics and Business

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51561/cspsych.65.5.522

Keywords:

the power of bad; positive psychology

Abstract

American psychologists Roy Baumeister and John Tierney, in their book "The Power of Bad: And How to Overcome it" (New York, Penguin Press 2019), show why evil is inexorably stronger than good. The negativity of our brains makes evolutionary sense because it kept our ancestors alert to fatal dangers, but it distorts our view of the world today. The constant barrage of bad news and the spread of crises makes us feel helpless and unnecessarily frightened and angry. Ignoring our many blessings, we prefer to heed – and choose – the voices that tell us the world is going to hell.

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Published

2021-10-28

How to Cite

Loužek, M. (2021). J. Tierney, R. F. Baumeister: The power of bad: And how to overcome it . Československá Psychologie, 65(5), 522-523. https://doi.org/10.51561/cspsych.65.5.522

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Section

Book review