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Conservatives are more easily disgusted than liberals
The uniquely human emotion of disgust is intimately connected to morality in many, perhaps all, cultures (Rozin, Lowery, Imada, & Haidt, 1999b). We report two studies suggesting that a predispositionExpand
Political Diversity in Social and Personality Psychology
  • Y. Inbar, J. Lammers
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
  • 10 February 2012
Surprisingly, although only 6% described themselves as conservative “overall,” there was more diversity of political opinion on economic issues and foreign policy and the more liberal respondents were, the more they said they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues. Expand
Disgust sensitivity predicts intuitive disapproval of gays.
The more disgust sensitive participants were, the more likely they were to describe an agent whose behavior had the side effect of causing gay men to kiss in public as having intentionally encouraged gayMen to kiss publicly-even though most participants did not explicitly think it wrong to encourage gay men in public. Expand
Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings
We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings, with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance, to examine variation in effect magnitudes across samplesExpand
Disgusting smells cause decreased liking of gay men.
An induction of disgust can lead to more negative attitudes toward an entire social group: Participants who were exposed to a noxious ambient odor reported less warmth toward gay men. This effect ofExpand
Evidence for Absolute Moral Opposition to Genetically Modified Food in the United States
“Absolutist” opponents were more disgust sensitive in general and more disgusted by the consumption of genetically modified food than were non-absolUTist opponents or supporters, and disgust predicted support for legal restrictions on genetically modified foods, even after controlling for explicit risk–benefit assessments. Expand
Disgust Sensitivity, Political Conservatism, and Voting
In two large samples (combined N = 31,045), we found a positive relationship between disgust sensitivity and political conservatism. This relationship held when controlling for a number ofExpand
Parasite stress and pathogen avoidance relate to distinct dimensions of political ideology across 30 nations
It is found that national parasite stress and individual disgust sensitivity relate more strongly to adherence to traditional norms than they relate to support for barriers between social groups, which suggests that the relationship between pathogens and politics reflects intragroup motivations more than intergroup motivations. Expand
Decision speed and choice regret: When haste feels like waste
Abstract We test a metacognitive account of why larger choice sets often lead to greater regret, proposing that people apply the lay theory that “a quick choice is a bad choice” when evaluating howExpand
Disgust sensitivity predicts political ideology and policy attitudes in the Netherlands
Individual differences in disgust sensitivity have been linked to social attitudes and ideology, but the generalizability of this effect and the nature of the political issues implicated remainExpand