Chapter 10: Disgust

Other Behavior Changes

In general, disgust causes avoidance behavior, whether physically walking away or physically expelling objects from the body.  An interesting area of future research could investigate whether disgusting objects that make us laugh cause approach or avoidance behavior.  For example, often disgusting jokes make us laugh or hearing about somebody doing something disgusting elicits amusement.

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