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.
For example, when you use a foreign language you reduce your emotional response impacting the way you make decisions.
With less emotional involvement people have a tendency to use utilitarian approach.
Decisions appear to be made differently when processed in a foreign language
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