Recent research has found that thinking in a second language makes you a better decision-maker:
A research team led by psychologist Boaz Keysar reports using one’s second language reduces or eliminates certain biases that otherwise infiltrate our decision-making. Specifically, our aversion to potential loss — a bias that can lead us to pass up promising opportunities for potential gains — diminishes as we ponder options in a language learned later in life.
Here are some recent articles about the research:
Second Language Translates Into Clearer Thinking is from The Pacific Standard.
Thinking in a Foreign Language Makes Decisions More Rational is from Wired.
The Foreign-Language Effect: Thinking in a Foreign Tongue Reduces Decision Biases is the actual study.
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