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The behavioral immune system (and why it matters)

By Mark Schaller, Justin H. Park

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Category Journal Articles
Date 2011
Publication Title Current Directions in Psychological Science
Volume 20
Issue 2
Pages 99-103
ISBN/ISSN 0963-7214 1467-8721
DOI 10.1177/0963721411402596
Author Address Schaller, Mark, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4,
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  • Schaller, Mark; Park, Justin H. (2013), "The behavioral immune system (and why it matters),"

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  1. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  2. Culture
  3. Diseases
  4. Disgust
  5. Immunity
  6. Infectious Disorders
  7. pathogens
  8. peer-reviewed
  9. perceptions
  10. Personality
  11. prejudices
  1. peer-reviewed