Reply to Fleischman and Fessler's (2018) comment on "Hormonal correlates of pathogen disgust: Testing the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis"

Benedict C. Jones, Amanda C. Hahn, Claire I. Fisher, Hongyi Wang, Michal Kandrik, Anthony J. Lee, Joshua M. Tybur, Lisa M. DeBruine

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Abstract

We thank Fleischman and Fessler (2018) for their thoughtful and constructive comments on our paper “Hormonal correlates of pathogen disgust: Testing the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis”. We agree that improving measures of both disgust sensitivity and immunocompetence may yet reveal evidence for the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis and can only strengthen work on this topic. We elaborate here on these issues and suggest some directions for future research and methodological improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-471
Number of pages2
JournalEvolution and Human Behavior
Volume39
Issue number4
Early online date22 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • disgust sensitivity
  • immunocompetence
  • compensatory prophylaxis hypothesis

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Jones, B. C., Hahn, A. C., Fisher, C. I., Wang, H., Kandrik, M., Lee, A. J., Tybur, J. M., & DeBruine, L. M. (2018). Reply to Fleischman and Fessler's (2018) comment on "Hormonal correlates of pathogen disgust: Testing the Compensatory Prophylaxis Hypothesis". Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(4), 470-471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.03.010