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Dirt and disgust - A Darwinian perspective on hygiene.

A study to investigate the factors that motivate hygienic behaviour in two very different societies: India and the Netherlands. The data illustrates the physical and moral concerns of the disgust emotion. Disgust is only one of the drives that relate to hygiene, others include a need for order, classification, beauty, dignity and respect. Medische Antropologie 1999;11(1):143-158.

Author: Curtis V, Voncken N, Singh S

Published: 01/01/1999

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Medische Antropologie