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

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Giner-Sorolla, Roger; Fischer, Agneta H.;

Gervais and 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, as many other emotions, can be both an emotion and sentiment.
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