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Disgust

  • By: Simone Schnall
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Most contemporary theorists assume that emotions have evolved because of the adaptive functions they provide to the individual experiencing them. Two of the key functions of emotions are first, to facilitate rapid responses toward potentially dangerous aspects of the environment, and ...