Lexicon Valley: The Pollyanna Hypothesis: All languages have a positivity bias.

Language Has a Positivity Bias. How Did We Measure That?

Language Has a Positivity Bias. How Did We Measure That?

A show about the mysteries of English.
June 19 2015 12:44 PM

Language Has a Positivity Bias. How Did We Measure That?

Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss recent research that confirms the so-called Pollyanna Hypothesis.

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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 62: The Pollyanna Hypothesis

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