Study Shows Thinking In A Foreign Language Helps People Make More Rational Decisions.
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May 8, 2012
Business professionals making risk assessments probably call upon years of business education for direction, but according to new research, foreign language classes could be just as valuable.
According to a press release published by the Association for Psychological Science, researchers at the University of Chicago have found that people who make decisions in a non-native language tend to be more analytical. Conversely, decisions made in their native tongue tend to be more rash and emotional. These findings could have important implications in the work place, especially for business professionals analyzing risk.
"Given that more and more people use a foreign language on a daily basis, our discovery could have far-reaching implications," wrote the authors, as reported by Wired. "Over a long time horizon, this might very well be beneficial."
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