Positivity is a term popularized by journalist Albert Nerenberg to mean an emphasis on the positive in the face of the gloominess of the 21st Century. Nerenberg was surprised that officially, Positivity is not truly recognized as a word. The term was featured in a series published by the Montreal Gazette [Published Montreal Gazette - http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/positivity/index.html] , which featured new trends in culture and science which emphasized, hope, intelligence and human progress in face of war, fear and climate change.

* [http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/positivity/index.html - Montreal Gazette, Positivity Series] Positivity can refer to several things

* the degree something is positive.
* Positivity is a song by Ashley Tisdale on her Headstrong (album)
* Positivity (Suede song) is a song by "Suede"
* refer to positive charge and electrical charge
* Positivity/negativity ratio
* Positivity effect
* Positivity offset

ee also

*Positivism (disambiguation)

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Positivity — «Positivity» Сингл Suede из альбома A New Morning Выпущен 16 сентября 2002 года Формат CD, DVD …   Википедия

  • Positivity — Pos i*tiv i*ty, n. Positiveness. J. Morley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • positivity — 1650s, from POSITIVE (Cf. positive) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • positivity — [päz΄ə tiv′ə tē] n. the state or quality of being positive …   English World dictionary

  • positivity — /poz i tiv i tee/, n., pl. positivities. 1. the state or character of being positive: a positivity that accepts the world as it is. 2. something positive. [1650 60; POSITIVE + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • positivity — teigiamumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. positivity vok. Positivität, f rus. положительность, f pranc. positivité, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • positivity — positive ► ADJECTIVE 1) characterized by the presence rather than the absence of distinguishing features. 2) expressing or implying affirmation, agreement, or permission. 3) constructive, optimistic, or confident. 4) with no possibility of doubt; …   English terms dictionary

  • Positivity offset — is a psychological term referring to two phenomena: People tend to interpret neutral situations as mildly positive, and most people rate their lives as good, most of the time. The positivity offset stands in notable asymmetry to the negativity… …   Wikipedia

  • Positivity/negativity ratio — Positivity and negativity are powerful feedback processes in human behavior. Positive feedback encourages us to continue doing what we have done so far. Negative feedback, on the contrary, generally acts as a warning signal that tells us to… …   Wikipedia

  • Positivity (song) — Positivity is the name of several songs:* for the Ashley Tisdale song, see Headstrong (album) * for the Suede song, see Positivity (Suede song) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”