Reasons To Remember Negative Memories

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Hypothesis:
People are more likely to remember positive memories than they are to remember negative memories.
My Initial Hypothesis
I believe that because people want to be happy they are more likely to remember positive memories and forget the negative memories. I wanted to know why we can remember some memories but not others and what causes us to remember certain memories. Prior to my research, I was under the impression that one way to remember a memory was to recall it often. The more a person thinks about a certain memory the longer they will remember that memory. If a person thinks about their positive memories more often than they think about their negative memories would cause them to remember more of their positive memoires than their
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If an individual interprets more events positively they will have more positive memories. In the same way, if an individual interprets more events negatively they will have more negative memories. This has caused me to believe that if a person can remember positive memories more easily than negative memories it might be because they have more positive memories.
Positive memories are not more likely to be remember than negative memories. People may be able to remember positive memories more easily but I believe that is simply because certain people have more positive memories than negative memories. If a person has more positive memories than negative memories, they will be more likely to remember the positive memories.
This is a topic that is still being studied. Some of the studies might support my hypothesis but not any that I found. In my research I found that more studies disagree with my hypothesis. After my research, I have come to the conclusion that my hypothesis was not supported but there is still a lot of research and studies to be done on this

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