Does Fear of Contagion Make Us Intolerant and Compliant?
Behavioral scientists who studied fear of contagion have found that it makes us more inclined to punish 'the other.'
By: Tessa Lena
“Behavioral immune system” is a set instincts and acquired habits that help us avoid pathogens in the wild
Behavioral scientists and psychologists who studied fear of disease and contagion found that it makes us more inclined to punish those who don’t follow the official rules
During COVID, our natural “sense of disgust” was…