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Constructing contempt

  • Victoria L. Spring (a1), C. Daryl Cameron (a1) (a2), Kurt Gray (a3) and Kristen A. Lindquist (a3)

Gervais & Fessler argue that contempt is a natural kind and that its experience cannot be explained by a constructionist account of emotion. We dispute these claims and offer a positive constructionist model of contempt that accounts for the existing evidence and unifies conflicting findings in the literature on contempt.

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