On the deep structure of social affect: Attitudes, emotions, sentiments, and the case of "contempt".

Abstract

Contempt is typically studied as a uniquely human moral emotion. However, this approach has yielded inconclusive results. We argue this is because the folk affect concept "contempt" has been inaccurately mapped onto basic affect systems. "Contempt" has features that are inconsistent with a basic emotion, especially its protracted duration and frequently… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X16000352

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