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Less thinking biases in a foreign tongue

A fascinating study just published in Psychological Science has found that solving problems in a foreign language reduces cognitive biases. The Foreign-Language Effect: Thinking in a Foreign Tongue Reduces Decision Biases Psychological Science, Published online before print, April 18, 2012 Boaz Keysar, Sayuri L. Hayakawa, Sun Gyu An Would you make the same decisions in [...]
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DeepBrain Study Shows That Thinking About God Reduces Distress - But Only For Believers

Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

Thinking about God may make you less upset about making errors, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers measured brain waves for a particul... Read Post

Want to Make Rational Decisions? Think About Them In a Foreign Language.

Academics / General Science : 80beats (2 years ago)

Behavioral economists have documented the all too many ways that humans are predictably irrational. Emotions and biases often just get the better of us. In a new study in Psychological Science, however, psychologists found that peop... Read Post

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Academics : Convergence (2 years ago)

My old friend Ben Hayden is trying to figure that out. He’s a professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and has just launched a new blog at Psychology Today called The Decision Tree. Ben and... Read Post


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