"Hardwiring Happiness" Over The Brain's Objections
It was an uneventful trip in the car, but that guy who cut you off and forced you to stomp on the brakes stays with you.
There's a reason: the human brain's "negativity bias." It keeps us from getting into danger, but certainly has its drawbacks.
Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson says it can be avoided; he shows how in his book Hardwiring Happiness. This is a replay of an interview from a while back.