Interpersonal disgust, ideological orientations, and dehumanization as predictors of intergroup attitudes.

@article{Hodson2007InterpersonalDI,
  title={Interpersonal disgust, ideological orientations, and dehumanization as predictors of intergroup attitudes.},
  author={Gordon Hodson and Kimberly Costello},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={691-8}
}
Disgust is a basic emotion characterized by revulsion and rejection, yet it is relatively unexamined in the literature on prejudice. In the present investigation, interpersonal-disgust sensitivity (e.g., not wanting to wear clean used clothes or to sit on a warm seat vacated by a stranger) in particular predicted negative attitudes toward immigrants, foreigners, and socially deviant groups, even after controlling for concerns with contracting disease. The mechanisms underlying the link between… CONTINUE READING
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