"Negative emotions generally involve more thinking, and the information is processed more thoroughly…"

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

“Negative emotions generally involve more thinking, and the information is processed more thoroughly than positive ones, he said. Thus, we tend to ruminate more about unpleasant events — and use stronger words to describe them — than happy ones.”

Why People Remember Negative Events More Than Positive Ones – NYTimes.com