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The Sciences

NCBI ROFL: Disgusting smells cause decreased liking of gay men.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflAugust 24, 2011 4:00 AM

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"An induction of disgust can lead to more negative attitudes toward an entire social group: Participants who were exposed to a noxious ambient odor reported less warmth toward gay men. This effect of disgust was equally strong for political liberals and conservatives, and was specific to attitudes toward gay men-there was only a weak effect of disgust on people's warmth toward lesbians, and no consistent effect on attitudes toward African Americans, the elderly, or a range of political issues." ||| |||

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