Thinking in a foreign language, we’re less prone to superstition

Thinking in a foreign language, we’re less prone to superstition

Operating in our second language can have some intriguing psychological effects. We swear more freely and linger longer on embarrassing topics than normal. We’re also less susceptible to cognitive biases. According to psychologist Constantinos Hadjichristidis at the University of Trento, this is because a second language discourages us from relying on intuitive thinking.

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