Show simple item record Costa, Albert, 1970- Foucart, Alice Hayakawa, Sayuri Aparici Aznar, Melina Apesteguia, Jose Heafner, Joy Keysar, Boaz 2016-02-17T15:14:03Z 2016-02-17T15:14:03Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Costa A, Foucart A, Hayakawa S, Aparici M, Apesteguia J, Heafner J, Keysar B. Your morals depend on language. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(4):1-7. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094842.
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.description.abstract Should you sacrifice one man to save five? Whatever your answer, it should not depend on whether you were asked the/nquestion in your native language or a foreign tongue so long as you understood the problem. And yet here we report/nevidence that people using a foreign language make substantially more utilitarian decisions when faced with such moral/ndilemmas. We argue that this stems from the reduced emotional response elicited by the foreign language, consequently/nreducing the impact of intuitive emotional concerns. In general, we suggest that the increased psychological distance of/nusing a foreign language induces utilitarianism. This shows that moral judgments can be heavily affected by an orthogonal/nproperty to moral principles, and importantly, one that is relevant to hundreds of millions of individuals on a daily basis.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was partially supported by grants from the Spanish Government (PSI2011-23033, CONSOLIDER-INGENIO2010 CSD2007-00048, ECO2011-25295, and ECO2010-09555-E), from the Catalan Government (SGR 2009-1521), from the 7th Framework Programme (AThEME 613465), the University of Chicago’s Wisdom Research Project and the John Templeton Foundation, a National Science Foundation grant BCS-0849034, and *Language Learning*’s Small Grants Research Program. Alice Foucart was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the Catalan Government (Beatriu de Pinos). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS ONE. 2014;9(4):1-7
dc.rights © 2014 Costa et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits/nunrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
dc.title Your morals depend on language
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