How Feelings Of Disgust Lead To Immoral Behavior

November 17, 2014 6:58 PM

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Nobody likes to feel disgusted. But evidence suggests that disgust is an evolutionary adaptation that protects us from potentially harmful things like rotting food or filthy environments.

A 2012 study shows a provocative link between disgust and moral behavior, finding that people make more ethical decisions in the wake of disgusting experiences. However, new research suggests that just the opposite may be true.

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