"People are more likely to take favorable risks if they think in a foreign language"

 

"'We know from previous research that because people are naturally loss averse, they often forgo attractive opportunities,' said University of Chicago psychologist Boaz Keysar, a leading expert on communication. 'Our new findings demonstrate that such aversion to losses is much reduced when people make decisions in their non-native language.'"

 

See also the Wired magazine article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/language-and-bias/


Via Katherine Stevens