Building a house of sentiment on sand: Epistemological issues with contempt. Academic Article uri icon


  • Contempt shares its features with other emotions, indicating that there is no justification for creating "sentiment" as a new category of feelings. Scientific categories must be created or updated on the basis of evidence. Building a new category on the currently limited contempt literature would be akin to building a house on sand-likely to fall at any moment.

published proceedings

  • Behav Brain Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Lench, H. C., Bench, S. W., & Perez, K. A.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 2017