Unlikely as it might seem to anyone who has ever used a internet, linguistically people unequivocally do “always demeanour on a splendid side of life,” according to a systematic study.
The University of Vermont conducted a “big data” investigate of billions of difference opposite a series of languages and resolved that: “probably all tellurian denunciation skews toward a use of happy words.”
Peter Dodds, University of Vermont mathematician and co-lead of a study, said: “In any source we looked at, people use some-more certain difference than disastrous ones.”
The group identified 10,000 many frequently used difference in any of 10 languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Russian, Indonesian and Arabic.
They afterwards paid local speakers to rate all these frequently used difference on a nine-point scale from a deeply sullen face to a broadly smiling one.
In all cases, a scientists found “a usage-invariant positivity bias”. Or to put it some-more simplistically: “We use some-more happy difference than unhappy words,” pronounced a study’s co-lead author Chris Danforth.
The researchers sourced a difference from books, news outlets, amicable media, websites, radio and film subtitles, and song lyrics. They even collected 100 billion difference in tweets.
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The study: Human Language Reveals a Universal Positivity Bias seemed in a Proceedings of a National Academy of Sciences. ®