Review of “Operation of the Laws of Sympathetic Magic in Disgust and Other Domains” (1986)


Paul Rozin (writer), Linda Millmann (writer), Carol J. Nemeroff (writer).

Read in 2022.

Testing the rules of magical thinking from The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (1890) and Mauss to find their relationship to disgust, through experimental psychology.

Paul Rozin is apparently precisely the sort of person I would imagine he’d have to be to devote his career in research to eliciting disgust in his experimental subjects.

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