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GROSS GODS AND ICKY ATHEISM: DISGUST RESPONSES TO ...

GROSS GODS AND ICKY ATHEISM: DISGUST RESPONSES TO ...

the Qur’an or Richard

the Qur’an or Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, but not a neutral text. The present findings thus extend past work on moral purity by demonstrating that people can be disgusted by not only impure objects and actions, but also impure information. There are several limitations to the current study, however, including the lack of an ingroup religious text control condition. Further, the effect deserves replication before drawing any firm conclusions. The second experiment thus aimed to replicate and extend the present findings by including a cleanliness manipulation as well as a Bible condition to investigate the hypothesis that participants will not show the same disgust response after contact with an ingroup religious passage. 13

2.5 Figures Figure 1. Mean differences in disgust ratings of beverages by condition. Higher values on this scale indicate that the second drink (after writing the passage) was rated more disgusting than the first drink (before writing the passage). Error bars represent +/- 1 standard error. Mean Difference in Disgust Ratings 1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.8 Qur'an Dawkins Dictionary 14 Passage

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