A perspective on disgust.

  title={A perspective on disgust.},
  author={Paul Rozin and April E. Fallon},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={94 1},
We approach disgust as a food-related emotion and define it as revulsion at the prospect of oral incorporation of offensive objects. These objects have contamination properties; if they even briefly contact an otherwise acceptable food, they tend to render it inedible. Drawing on sources from many cultures, we explore the implications of this perspective on disgust. Some of the issues we consider are the nature of the objects of disgust and why they are virtually all of animal origin, the… 

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