HealthNewsDigest.com released a story today about a study published in Psychological Science that found that the “language a person speaks may influence their thoughts”. The study, conducted by researchers Shai Danziger of Ben-Gurion University and Robert Ward of Bangor University, tested Israeli Arabs who speak both Arabic and Hebrew fluently. HealthDigest.com reports that, “The study found that Israeli Arabs’ positive associations with their own people are weaker when they are tested in Hebrew than when they are tested in Arabic.”
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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.