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Don't look, don't touch, don't eat : the science behind revulsion

Author: Valerie Curtis
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2013 [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Every flu season, sneezing, coughing, and graphic throat-clearing become the day-to-day background noise in the workplace. And coworkers tend to move as far--and as quickly--away from the source of these bodily eruptions as possible. Instinctively, humans recoil from objects that they view as dirty and even struggle to overcome feelings of discomfort once the offending item has been cleaned. These reactions are  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Curtis
ISBN: 9780226131337 0226131335 0199579482 9780199579488 022608910X 9780226089102
OCLC Number: 842330101
Description: xii, 165 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: unweaving the rainbow --
Evasion of the body snatchers --
Into the hot zone --
Disgust's diversity --
Maner mayks man --
Moral disgust --
Disgust matters --
Disgust: the unfinished story.
Responsibility: Valerie Curtis.


Disgust, like its much better understood companions fear and love, is a powerful subconscious impulse that influences our behaviour and choices. Valerie Curtis explores its evolutionary origins, and  Read more...


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...for a book riddled with rancid and revolting things, Don't Look, Don't Touch is suprisingly difficult to put down. * Nicola K.S.Davis, TLS * Thanks to the recent development of evolutionary Read more...

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