Does Incidental Disgust Amplify Moral Judgment? A Meta-Analytic Review of Experimental Evidence

  title={Does Incidental Disgust Amplify Moral Judgment? A Meta-Analytic Review of Experimental Evidence},
  author={Justin F. Landy and Geoffrey P. Goodwin},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={518 - 536}
The role of emotion in moral judgment is currently a topic of much debate in moral psychology. One specific claim made by many researchers is that irrelevant feelings of disgust can amplify the severity of moral condemnation. Numerous researchers have found this effect, but there have also been several published failures to replicate it. Clarifying this issue would inform important theoretical debates among rival accounts of moral judgment. We meta-analyzed all available studies—published and… 

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