Anger, disgust, and presumption of harm as reactions to taboo-breaking behaviors.

@article{Gutirrez2007AngerDA,
  title={Anger, disgust, and presumption of harm as reactions to taboo-breaking behaviors.},
  author={Roberto Guti{\'e}rrez and Roger Giner-Sorolla},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={853-68}
}
Three experiments investigated the relationship between the presumption of harm in harmfree violations of creatural norms (taboos) and the moral emotions of anger and disgust. In Experiment 1, participants made a presumption of harm to others from taboo violations, even in conditions described as harmless and not involving other people; this presumption was predicted by anger and not disgust. Experiment 2 manipulated taboo violation and included a cognitive load task to clarify the post hoc… CONTINUE READING
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