TED talk: David Pizarro: The strange politics of disgust

by nboydgibbins

TED talk: David Pizarro: The strange politics of disgust

There is, at all times, a fascinating interplay in our minds between the higher conscious control that we are afforded today, and the more surreptitious direction we receive from our emotions. There is real wisdom in the practice of considering your judgements when you are not emotionally stimulated. Just as fear will course through your body and influence your decision making, so too will other emotions have their say in your views; albeit perhaps only to be ironed out of our memories in their tirelessly active editing rooms. David Pizarro is describing a topic many would readily reject as contradictory to their personal experience. As such, he needed to be extremely thorough with the data that could be used to describe this phenomenon, and to his credit he has covered every base.

(http://2012election.procon.org/sourcefiles/dirty-Liberals!-reminders-of-physical-cleanliness-influence-moral-and-political-attitudes-2011.pdf)

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