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New relationships

People are much more aware of others’ positive emotions than their negative ones. (…) When finding themselves in situations where new relationships can be formed, humans tune into the positive almost instinctively. (…) Findings provide new evidence of the significance of positive emotions in social settings and highlight the role that positive emotions display in the development of new social connections.