“….. severe pathogen stress leads to high levels of civil and ethnic warfare, increased rates of homicide/child maltreatment, patriarchal family structures/social restrictions regarding women’s sexual behavior.”

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5 thoughts on ““….. severe pathogen stress leads to high levels of civil and ethnic warfare, increased rates of homicide/child maltreatment, patriarchal family structures/social restrictions regarding women’s sexual behavior.”

  1. I actually saw a paper identifying the stem cells in the hippoc that are permanently set to danger with trauma, in rats..at an early age…i hear by age 4 it is all set….which made sense 40k years ago!

    • and yet, people continue to traumatize through abuse (in all forms) but if you look at even the Bobo doll experiments in the 50’s, we know we perpetuate what we see both in real life and on TV) but look at Sapolsky’s and all the research and books he’s written about stress and neuronal death, our bodies will physically respond as if it is experiencing the stress even when it is only observing it…sweaty palms, increase heart rate, shortened breathing…but we continue to ‘terrorize’ and traumatize in the name of entertainment (movies)… (just my pet peeve, teaching humor with violence it is no wonder our children are bullied…someone has learned it is funny to hurt others) so so sad!

  2. Yes, I am familiar with it, it is an incredible predictor of physiology. Van der Kolk spoke in San Fran a few months ago and had much research on the basis of childhood trauma and current stressors as predictors of a variety of illnesses (using the ACE). I also use Neurofeedback to help reduce the hypervilgence that is a component of the chronic anxiety and feelings of emotional/psychological or physical threat

  3. Wow, a real comment by someone who knows sumptin’!? Very rare. This pathogen theory of ethic-hatred seems a good one and they continue to test.

    Are you familiar with the ACES study showing childhood trauma, mainly neglect, the best predictor of all adult illnesses? They just stumbled on it!

  4. This is so very true the biological systems start to break down as the stress hormones inundate the body…a reduced state of alertness, sleep deprivation occurs and this in turn decreases frontal lobe ability and actually perpetuates the cycle of chronic stress…leaving the individual with little to no resources for basic decision making. So sad…thanks for posting these thoughts

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