F-bombs notwithstanding, all languages skew toward happiness: Universal human bias for positive words

9 febrero 2015

Arabic movie subtitles, Korean tweets, Russian novels, Chinese websites, English lyrics, and even the war-torn pages of the New York Times — research examining billions of words, shows that these sources — and all human language — skews toward the use of happy words. This Big Data study confirms the 1969 Pollyanna Hypothesis that there is a universal human tendency to «look on and talk about the bright side of life.»