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Nobody's watching? Subtle cues affect generosity in an anonymous economic game.
Abstract Models indicate that opportunities for reputation formation can play an important role in sustaining cooperation and prosocial behavior. Results from experimental economic games support thisExpand
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Elevation Leads to Altruistic Behavior
Feelings of elevation, elicited by witnessing another person perform a good deed, have been hypothesized to motivate a desire to help others. However, despite growing interest in the determinants ofExpand
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Shame in Two Cultures: Implications for Evolutionary Approaches
Cross-cultural comparisons can a) illuminate the manner in which cultures differentially highlight, ignore, and group various facets of emotional experience, and b) shed light on our evolvedExpand
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Harm, Affect, and the Moral/Conventional Distinction.
The moral/conventional task has been widely used to study the emergence of moral understanding in children and to explore the defi cits in moral understanding in clinical populations. PreviousExpand
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Disease avoidance and ethnocentrism: the effects of disease vulnerability and disgust sensitivity on intergroup attitudes
Extending a model relating xenophobia to disease avoidance [Faulkner, J., Schaller, M., Park, J. H., & Duncan, L. A. (2004). Evolved disease-avoidance mechanisms and contemporary xenophobicExpand
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The strategy of affect: Emotions in human cooperation.
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Reproductive Immunosuppression and Diet
Pregnancy sickness, a suite of symptoms that frequently cooccur during pregnancy, may be an adaptation providing behavioral prophylaxis against infection. Maternal immunosuppression, necessary forExpand
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Meat Is Good to Taboo: Dietary Proscriptions as a Product of the Interaction of Psychological Mechanisms and Social Processes
Comparing food taboos across 78 cultures, this paper demonstrates that meat, though a prized food, is also the principal target of proscriptions. Reviewing existing explanations of taboos, we findExpand
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Elevated disgust sensitivity in the first trimester of pregnancy: Evidence supporting the compensatory prophylaxis hypothesis
Abstract By motivating avoidance of contaminants, the experience of disgust guards against disease. Because behavioral prophylaxis entails time, energy, and opportunity costs, Fessler and Navarrete [Expand
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