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Using a foreign language changes moral decisions

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A surprise. The blurb:

Would you sacrifice one person to save five? Such moral choices could depend on whether you are using a foreign language or your native tongue. A new study from psychologists finds that people using a foreign language take a relatively utilitarian approach to moral dilemmas, making decisions based on assessments of what’s best for the common good.

Follow-up question: Given the finding, should a foreign language be taught in Sunday school? (I would suggest Esperanto, not only because it is easy to learn but also for its propaedeutic value.

Written by Leisureguy

11 May 2014 at 7:17 am

Posted in Science

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