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01 Dec 0 Comment

Negativity Bias: “As a Man Thinketh” and “Pollyanna”

By Rosemary Smith, Getting Better Foundation, Managing Director <BR> “When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realize it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself in someone else’s shoes. Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act,” Says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Time 100’s Awards. “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.” One of the v


09 Jul 0 Comment

MIND THE GAP

By: Joe Phelps, Founder of Getting Better Foundation The lack of media literacy – or “Minding the Gap” – is a critical problem — worldwide. “Minding the Gap” is a term used in the U.K.’s subway warning riders to beware of standing too close to the rails. Psychologists now use the term to help bring people around from negative thinking that may lead them to take the “wrong train” of thought and actions that may harm them.  One of the best tools our society can use to “mind our gaps” is to teach media literacy as a cognitive immunity for the masses. There’s an a