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Contempt, like any other social affect, can be an emotion as well as a sentiment

  • Roger Giner-Sorolla (a1) and Agneta H. Fischer (a2)

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Gervais & Fessler assert that contempt is (a) not an emotion (or an attitude) but (b) a sentiment. Here, we challenge the validity and empirical basis of these two assertions, arguing that contempt, like many other emotions, can be both an emotion and a sentiment.

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