Microbes, mating, and morality: individual differences in three functional domains of disgust.

  title={Microbes, mating, and morality: individual differences in three functional domains of disgust.},
  author={Joshua M. Tybur and D. Lieberman and Vladas Griskevicius},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={97 1},
  • Joshua M. Tybur, D. Lieberman, Vladas Griskevicius
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • What is the function of disgust? Whereas traditional models have suggested that disgust serves to protect the self or neutralize reminders of our animal nature, an evolutionary perspective suggests that disgust functions to solve 3 qualitatively different adaptive problems related to pathogen avoidance, mate choice, and social interaction. The authors investigated this 3-domain model of disgust across 4 studies and examined how sensitivity to these functional domains relates to individual… CONTINUE READING

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