Thinking and Language

Tori Farrell | AP Psychology | Block 3 | Due 3-28-16

✹Spring Break Poster Project✹

✹Chapter 10✹

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According to the linguistic determinism hypothesis, language shapes our thinking. The linguist who proposed this is Whorf.
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Many people who are bilingual report feeling a different sense of self, depending on which language they are using. There are an estimated 600 languages in the world today.
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In several studies, researchers have found that using the pronoun "he" (instead of "he or she") does influence people's thoughts concerning gender.
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Bilingual children, who learn to inhibit one language while using their other language, are better able to inhibit their attention to irrelevant information. This has been called the bilingual advantage.
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On study of Canadian children found that English-speaking children who were immersed in French had higher aptitude scores and math scores than control children.
The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

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It appears that thinking can occur without the use of language. Athletes often supplement physical with mental practice.
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In one study of psychology students preparing for a midterm exam, the greatest benefits were achieved by those who visualized themselves studying effectively.
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The relationship between thinking and language is a two-way one. The linguistic determinism hypothesis suggests that language helps shape thought and that words come into the language to express new ideas that thought also shapes language.
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