Gervais & Fessler argue that contempt is an attitude state defined as a lack of respect that potentiates the activation anddeactivation of two different clusters of emotions. However, clinical and experimental findings do not support this view. We provide evidence that contempt is not an emotion, nor an attitude, but a reactive defensive mechanism evolved to help individuals avoid shame.

How dare you not recognize the role of my contempt: Insights from Experimental Psychopathology / Grecucci, Alessandro; Frederickson, J. J.; Job, Remo. - In: BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES. - ISSN 0140-525X. - ELETTRONICO. - 2017, 40:(2017), pp. e228.29-e228.30. [10.1017/S0140525X16000777]

How dare you not recognize the role of my contempt: Insights from Experimental Psychopathology

Grecucci, Alessandro;Job, Remo
2017

Abstract

Gervais & Fessler argue that contempt is an attitude state defined as a lack of respect that potentiates the activation anddeactivation of two different clusters of emotions. However, clinical and experimental findings do not support this view. We provide evidence that contempt is not an emotion, nor an attitude, but a reactive defensive mechanism evolved to help individuals avoid shame.
Grecucci, Alessandro; Frederickson, J. J.; Job, Remo
How dare you not recognize the role of my contempt: Insights from Experimental Psychopathology / Grecucci, Alessandro; Frederickson, J. J.; Job, Remo. - In: BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES. - ISSN 0140-525X. - ELETTRONICO. - 2017, 40:(2017), pp. e228.29-e228.30. [10.1017/S0140525X16000777]
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