PSY 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Hopi Language, Dani People, Weltschmerz
Psy102: introduction to psychology (8) language and thought. The weak" version of the linguistic relativity hypothesis: The language that you speak influences how you think. Might make you bias in terms of thinking. The strong" version of the linguistic relativity hypothesis . The language that you speak determines (limits) how you think. If your language has no way of talking about something, you can think about it. We have already seen several instances where the language a person speaks can influence their thinking: [examples discussed in class] more sensible numbering system china. Language you speak can influence different languages have different lengths for words. Language used to describe car crash has influence on your memory of it. Lang. you speak can influence early competence in math - some languages have. A version of strong lr is described in the novel 1984 . In a totalitarian regime, language is changed to make talking about revolution impossible.