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11 February 2011

Bad times may seem worse if you expect to repeat them

But recollections are less painful if you think the worst is over, researchers say

But recollections are less painful if you think the worst is over, researchers say 

Bracing for the worst may help people reduce their discomfort if they have a bad experience and allow them to be pleasantly surprised if nothing bad happens, according to study co-authors Jeff Galak of Carnegie Mellon University and Tom Meyvis of New York University. 

 
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