Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join the Center for Ethics and Leadership for a discussion about how morality changes in a foreign language.
Psychologists who study moral judgments have become very interested in this question. Several recent studies have focused on how people think about ethics in a non-native language—as might take place, for example, among a group of delegates at the United Nations using a lingua franca to hash out a resolution. The findings suggest that when people are confronted with moral dilemmas, they do indeed respond differently when considering them in a foreign language than when using their native tongue.
Discussion Text: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-morality-changes-in-a-foreign-language/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_MB_NEWS
Lunch will be provided.
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