In the present chapter, I will focus on how the emotion of disgust and the sense of olfaction play a crucial role in avoiding disease. I will then narrow my review on the research into disgust and olfaction in two domains that might be relevant to the disease avoidance hypothesis: gender differences and sexual behaviour, with consideration of differences related to aging. A particular focus will be directed onto the relationship between disgust and olfaction in sexual behaviour, because it is a behaviour where the motivation to avoid diseases must be balanced with the motivation to reproduce. I will then discuss some of the remaining gaps in the literature and how they might be filled in future research, with special attention to measurement issues.

Olfaction and Disgust: Sensory and Affective Processes to Avoid Disease

Liuzza, Marco Tullio
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2021

Abstract

In the present chapter, I will focus on how the emotion of disgust and the sense of olfaction play a crucial role in avoiding disease. I will then narrow my review on the research into disgust and olfaction in two domains that might be relevant to the disease avoidance hypothesis: gender differences and sexual behaviour, with consideration of differences related to aging. A particular focus will be directed onto the relationship between disgust and olfaction in sexual behaviour, because it is a behaviour where the motivation to avoid diseases must be balanced with the motivation to reproduce. I will then discuss some of the remaining gaps in the literature and how they might be filled in future research, with special attention to measurement issues.
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Olfaction; Disgust; IRT; Psychometrics; Measurement Invariance; Differential Item Functioning; Sex difference; Aging; Sexual behavior
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12317/72366
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