Socioecological factors are linked to changes in prevalence of contempt over time

Michael Varnum, Igor Grossmann

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Abstract

Gervais & Fessler argue that the perceived legitimacy of contempt has declined over time in the United States, citing evidence of a decrease in the frequency of its use in the American English corpus. We argue that this decline in contempt, as reflected in cultural products, is linked to shifts in key socioecological features previously associated with other forms of cultural change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e250
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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