"Positivity", a song by Prince on his Lovesexy album
"Positivity", a song by Stevie Wonder and his daughter Aisha Morris on his A Time to Love album
"Positivity", a song by Ashley Tisdale on Headstrong (Ashley Tisdale album)
"Positivity" (Suede song), a song by Suede
The positivity effect pertains to the tendency of people, when evaluating the causes of the behaviors of a person they like or prefer, to attribute the person's inherent disposition as the cause of their positive behaviors and the situations surrounding them as the cause of their negative behaviors. The positivity effect is the inverse of the negativity effect, which is found when people evaluate the causes of the behaviors of a person they dislike. Both effects are attributional biases.
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Converging lens or positive lens, in optics
Plus sign, the sign "+" used to indicate a positive number
Positive (electricity), a polarity of electrical charge
Positive element of a C*-algebra (such as a bounded linear operator) whose spectrum consists of positive real numbers
Positive formula, a logical formula not containing negation
Positive number, a number that is greater than 0
Positive (photography), a positive image, in which the color and luminance correlates directly with that in the depicted scene
Positive result, a result that has been found significant in statistical hypothesis testing
Positive sense, said of an RNA sequence that codes for a protein
Positive test, a diagnostic test result that indicates some parameter being evaluated was present