Body, Psyche, and Culture: The Relationship between Disgust and Morality

  title={Body, Psyche, and Culture: The Relationship between Disgust and Morality},
  author={Jonathan Haidt and Paul Rozin and Clark McCauley and Sumio Imada},
  journal={Psychology \& Developing Societies},
  pages={107 - 131}
"Core disgust" is a food related emotion that is rooted in evolution but is also a cultural product. Seven categories of disgust elicitors have been observed in an American sample. These include food, animals, body products, sexual de viance, body-envelope violations, poor hygiene, and contact with death. In addition, social concerns such as interpersonal contamination and socio- moral violations are also associated with disgust. Cross-cultural analyses of disgust and its elicitors using… 

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