• Question: As a bilingual yourself, do you feel you are less emotional in your second language?

    Asked by TamsinRL to Wil on 15 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Wilhelmiina Toivo

      Wilhelmiina Toivo answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      Definitely! This is why I got interested in the topic in the first place – I moved to the UK and noticed it was really easy for me to swear in English (I never swear in my native language!) and talk about awkward and difficult topics, and I wanted to find out why. This is why I like psychology as a science so much: you can come up with research questions based on your or your friends’ experiences and quite often there is a scientific explanation to them 😀