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Pathogen-avoidance mechanisms and the stigmatization of obese people

Park, J. H., Schaller, M. & Crandall, C. S., Nov-2007, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 28, 6, p. 410-414 5 p.

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Park, J. H., Schaller, M., & Crandall, C. S. (2007). Pathogen-avoidance mechanisms and the stigmatization of obese people. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28(6), 410-414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2007.05.008

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Park, Justin H. ; Schaller, Mark ; Crandall, Christian S. / Pathogen-avoidance mechanisms and the stigmatization of obese people. In: Evolution and Human Behavior. 2007 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 410-414.

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Park, JH, Schaller, M & Crandall, CS 2007, 'Pathogen-avoidance mechanisms and the stigmatization of obese people', Evolution and Human Behavior, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 410-414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2007.05.008

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Pathogen-avoidance mechanisms and the stigmatization of obese people. / Park, Justin H.; Schaller, Mark; Crandall, Christian S.

In: Evolution and Human Behavior, Vol. 28, No. 6, 11.2007, p. 410-414.

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Park JH, Schaller M, Crandall CS. Pathogen-avoidance mechanisms and the stigmatization of obese people. Evolution and Human Behavior. 2007 Nov;28(6):410-414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2007.05.008


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abstract = "Humans possess pathogen-avoidance mechanisms that respond to the visual perception of morphological anomalies in others. We investigated whether obesity may trigger these mechanisms. Study I revealed that people who are chronically concerned about pathogen transmission have more negative attitudes toward obese people; this effect was especially pronounced following visual exposure to obese individuals. Study 2 revealed that obesity is implicitly associated with disease-connoting concepts; this effect was especially pronounced when the threat of pathogen transmission is highly salient. Evolved pathogen-detection mechanisms are hypersensitive, and they appear to play a role in the stigmatization of obese people. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
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