Reduce dumb decisions by thinking in a foreign language
May 22nd, 2012
Forget about dropping that Korean or Spanish or Japanese lesson, and not just because sticking with it might make it easier to navigate a polyglot world.
Daily Mail - Pensez-vous Francais? Thinking in a foreign language 'leads to more rational decision making'
Pensez-vous Francais? Thinking in a foreign language 'leads to more rational decision making'
April 26th, 2012
Got a difficult decision to make? Why not mull it over auf deutsch?
A new study suggested that people are prone to make more sound, less risky decisions if they are thinking in a language other than their native tongue...
To avoid stupid mistakes, think in French
April 25th, 2012
Would you take a bet that offered you an even chance of winning $12 and losing $10? If you’re like most people, you would not. But what if someone offered you the bet in French? New research in the journal Psychological Science suggests that, assuming you understand French, you would...
Thinking in a foreign language makes decisions more rational
April 24th, 2012
TO JUDGE A risk more clearly, it may help to consider it in a foreign language.
A series of experiments on more than 300 people from the U.S. and Korea found that thinking in a second language reduced deep-seated, misleading biases that unduly influence how risks and benefits are perceived...
To read more, follow the link to the Wired article here.