But even if moral disgust
is special, it is no accident that our facial expression also blocks wafts of foul air from getting into our eyes and nostrils.
Maggots and morals: Physical disgust is to fear as moral disgust
is to anger.
Researchers say the findings could be used to develop instruments for measuring disgust, to investigate how disgust might vary across cultures and to understand how moral disgust
, for example, relates to disease disgust.
The Dikhead-generated moral indignation spread on social media, with all the prim and proper Cypriots expressing moral disgust
at Nik's alleged rudeness towards the saintly Mother Fotini.
(2011) reported neuroticism to be not significantly associated with pathogenic, sexual, or moral disgust
sensitivities (except for one facet-level relationship), while Tybur and DeVries (2013) reported neuroticism to be associated with heightened pathogenic and sexual disgust sensitivities on the Three-Domain Disgust Scale (Tybur et al.
What made me laugh most about the moral disgust
heaped on Pardew for his heat-of-the moment four-letter reference to Manuel Pellegrini was the playing of the role-model card.
For example, sweet taste has been shown to predict prosocial personalities (Meier, Moeller, Riemer-Peltz, & Robinson, 2012), while bitter taste is related to moral disgust
and survival motivation (Chapman, Kim, Susskind, & Anderson, 2009; Chen & Chang, 2011; Eskine, Kacinik, & Prinz, 2011).
Lastly, moral disgust
functions to motivate avoidance of individuals who inflict social costs at the individual and group level.
Though Cristalis makes clear the role played by Indonesian security forces in driving, and directly participating in, militia violence, she also gives life to members of the Indonesian security apparatus whose motivations are more confused: either out of fear or moral disgust
One fMRI study showed that overlapping brain areas are activated whether individuals experience visceral or moral disgust
, the implication being that these emotions are related.
Sections are devoted to research in the areas of personality and aggression (one title: "Slim-bags, Brownnosers and Other Creeps: Moral Disgust
as an Interpersonal Avoidance System"), and humor and creativity.
Steven Anthony Jones as Friar Bonaventura similarly rendered the unique emotions of a man torn between his own personal and moral disgust
and his desire to save the souls of the young (albeit aristocratic) sinners.