Behavioural Sciences

You are more likely to lie in your second language

Bulgarian Nevse Molalieva (L) chats with friends on a street in the village of Ribnovo, some 190km (118 miles) south of Sofia May 8, 2013. Eurostat shows that Bulgaria's youth unemployment rate is among the highest in the European Union but German businessman Bertram Rollman has found a way to give the young women in the small southern Bulgarian village of Ribnovo better job prospects -- a dual education system popular in his native Germany. Rollman owns a sewing factory which provides training for some 40 young people, including Molalieva, equipping them with skills for an edge during job hunts. Fighting unemployment and poverty are priorities for almost every political party running for the next parliament in the country's elections on May 12, after mass protests against widespread corruption and low-living standards toppled the ruling centre-right government in February. Picture taken May 8, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS EDUCATION ELECTIONS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY) - GM1E9591LAH01

Our very sense of reality is constructed by the confines of the language we speak. Image: REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Manon Jones
Senior Lecturer of Psychology, Bangor University
Ceri Ellis
Research Associate, University of Manchester
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