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Positive ageing

A study conducted at the University of Colorado has revealed that some things get better with age.

 Specifically, older people show an increased attention to positive information.  Younger people are more likely to pay attention to negative information in their environment; Positive Psychologists call this the 'negativity bias?.  As we get older this ?negativity bias? becomes less dominant.  Researchers have found that older adults are better at processing emotional information from the environment when compared to their younger counterparts.  Older adults seem to have a more balanced approach in that they pay attention to both positive and negative information. 

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