Language and morality.

/Language and morality.

No, not in that way. In the, “Does the language we speak impact how we think about moral issues?” way. Where the answer seems to be yes. Basically, people seem to be less morally prescriptive if they’re asked to make moral judgement in a non-native versus a native language. The thinking is that the additional brainpower required to process the non-native language also helps us think more closely and carefully about the moral problem, rather than relying on gut feelings and snap judgments.

Well… maybe. That was one study, anyway; the reality is a bit more complicated (isn’t it always), but still. Fascinating stuff.

2016-11-22T07:51:47+00:0026th November, 2016|Tags: culture, language|2 Comments

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  1. inkteller 22nd December, 2016 at 10:28 am

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