Phys .org: Why does so much news seem negative? Human attention may be to blame

Phys .org: Why does so much news seem negative? Human attention may be to blame. “Ever wonder why there’s so much bad news out there? Maybe it’s because people find bad news more interesting than good news. A new study involving more than 1,000 people across 17 countries spanning every continent but Antarctica concludes that, on average, people pay more attention to negative news than to positive news.”