brandondedicant (brandondedicant) wrote,

The power of disgust

The emotion of disgust is turning out to be a major factor in our supposedly rational thinking.  Studies are showing those experiencing disgust are more likely to morally reject minority groups, and that our supposedly-rational moral judgments may be just ad hoc rationalizations for emotional moral reactions.

The following article is especially good for its links to actual important studies, free as pdfs.

The yuck factor: The surprising power of disgust   New Scientist
Tags: nature, news, science
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