Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 September 2013

210 Pages


ISBN: 9780199579488

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Chapter 1

Don't Look, Don't Touch

The science behind revulsion

Valerie Curtis

  • Looks at a topic of wide interest, research, and media attention
  • Explores the history of an emotion that has a powerful effect on our lives and way of thinking
  • Draws on the work of biologists and animal behaviourists to explain the evolutionary value of disgust and the reasons why it matters
  • Shows how we can use emotions such as disgust for good - including reducing infectious diseases worldwide