Symposia

This year’s program will include several exciting symposia. Here you can find the current updated list of the symposia, organized by topic.

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE USE ON JUDGMENT AND DECISION-MAKING

Psychonomic’s Sponsored Symposium

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE USE ON JUDGMENT AND DECISION-MAKING

Organizers: Boaz Keysar1, Zeynep Aslan1, and Janet Geipel2

1University of Chicago, USA, 2University of Exeter, UK

Language is embedded in almost every aspect of our lives. People use language not only to communicate with others but also to think about the world and make decisions. Despite such heavy involvement of language in our daily experiences, understanding the nature of the relationship between language and thought has been a longstanding challenge for cognitive science. An extensive literature describes how speakers of different languages perceive and think about the world differently, demonstrating how different linguistic structures can shape the thought processes of individuals. However, relatively recently, research has shown that other seemingly insignificant elements of language, such as language status (i.e., native or foreign) and language modality (i.e., spoken or written) can influence how people think, judge, and decide. This symposium will present cutting-edge research on how and why such aspects of language systematically influence processes that govern judgment and decision-making.

Keywords: regional language, risk perception, perceived distance, moral judgements, field experiment

Important Dates

- Symposium submission: 17. October 2022 – 15. December, 2022

Abstract submission: 15. January 2023 – 31. March 2023

- Notification of acceptance for symposia: 28. February, 2023

- Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 15. May, 2023

- Early bird registration: 01. April to 30. June, 2023

- Late registration: from 01. July, 2023 to 05. September, 2023. After that, only onsite registrations will be accepted

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