Thursday, June 28, 2012

Try to be rational? Think in a second language

This blog post reported a study where researchers found that speaking a foreign language makes people less affected by framing effects or loss aversion.  The conclusion was reached after the theory was tested for multiple languages.

This finding might have important implications for the Australian society, where over 40% of the population was born overseas (according to my Citizen test preparation book, if I remember correctly)... 

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