How easily someone is disgusted predicts their general moral notions

David A. Pizarro, professor of psychology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is interested in learning how people determine right and wrong, good and bad, and how we arrive at moral judgments. His research investigates how emotions, in particular disgust, influence these judgments. He has found that people who experience a lot of disgust are more likely to find certain acts to be wrong and are especially likely to hold conservative moral beliefs.

 

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