He calls optimism and pessimism  explanatory styles , they... - Deepstash

He calls optimism and pessimism explanatory styles , they are the way in which we explain bad events in our lives.


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Pessimism is defined as the anticipation of good or bad things to happen in the future, while optimism is generally considered the opposite. Optimism can be defined as the individual difference variable reflecting the extent of which we hold positive expectancies for the upcoming event.

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  • An explanatory style means how we choose to explain the nature of past events.
  • People with an optimistic explanatory style see these events as being local and temporary.
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