DVD INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM GUIDE
There are twenty chapters of published data organized by subject matter that the student can readily access. The major subject areas of interest for relevance to SSAD theory are:
1. Ethics and Morality: Individual and Society (Chapter 2)
2. Health Science and Government Policies (Chapters 3,18, 20)
3. Affectional Bonding: Pain v Pleasure (Chapters 4,5, 8,13,15)
4. Brain Foundations; Addictions (Chapters 4,5,6,7,9,12)
5. Human Sexuality and Spirituality (Chapter 19,15)
6. Abortion: Legislation of Religion (Chapters 10)
7. Infant/Child Mortality (Chapter 14)
8. Genital Mutilation-Circumcision-Spanking (Chapters 11,15)
9. Books and Magazines of the Century (Chapters 16,17)
10. Congressional Appeal for Action (Chapter 20, 21).
DVD ABSTRACTS --- PUBLICATIONS
Chapter 1 Introduction and Video Transcripts
There are two introductory essays in this section: Betrayal of Intimacy by Michael Mendizza and Betrayal of Humanity by James W Prescott, PhD. Abstracts of the Twenty Chapters; Reviewers Commentaries; and Video Transcripts of the three Video Interviews.
Chapter 2 Ethics and Morality
There are 14 published papers in this Chapter beginning with the 1972 essay "Before Ethics and Morality", which lays the foundation for an ethics and morality rooted in biology. How pain and pleasure in human relationships determines our ethics/morality are illustrated with acts of circumcision, abortion and a moral theology that equates pain with virtue and pleasure with evil.
Chapter 3 NIH Health Science Policy: Genome v Nurture
There are 7 published documents in this Chapter beginning with testimony presented at the NIH 1993 Conference on Violence with the review of NICHD supported research on the powerful role that the environment (failed nurturance) has on producing depression and violence. A 2003 letter to Dr. Collins reminded him of the necessity to determine the genome of the bonobo chimpanzee. A 2004 letter to Dr. Insel, Director, NIMH and conference co-chair of the 2004 NIH Conference on Violence reminded him of this NICHD history. A 2007 letter to Dr. Zerhouni, Director, NIH reminded him of the folly of circumcision (a surgical procedure) to prevent an infections disease (HIV-AIDS).
Chapter 4 SOMATOSENSORY AFFECTIONAL DEPRIVATION (SSAD) Theory and Research
There are 12 published papers in this Chapter, which begins with the 1970 paper that describes the biology of mother-infant separation, as SomatoSensory Deprivation. The role of the cerebellum and cerebellar surgery, as corrective to the pathological violence of the mother-deprived monkey, is explained. Summary of the social-behavioral characteristics of violent and peaceful tribal cultures are presented.
Chapter 5 Breastfeeding Bonding: Brain-Behavior
There are 24 documents in this Chapter that reviews existing data that identifies essential amino acid deficiencies in infant formula milk compared to human breastmilk and the failure of the NICHD and American Academy of Pediatrics to act upon this information. The importance of breastfeeding bonding upon behavior, which has been neglected, is as important as physiological functions. Tribal cross-cultural data are reviewed which document that 77% of 26 cultures studied, who have been breastfed for 2.5 years or greater, are rated low or absent in suicide. Numerous letters of protest to the NIH/NICHD requesting that corrective actions be taken have been ignored, particularly requests for validation studies and MRI/fMRI studies of brain structure/function of young adults, who have been breastfed for two years or greater compared to the non-breastfed, be conducted. High maternal infant/child bonding prevents homicide and suicide.
Chapter 6 Merck Manuals
This Chapter presents Table 1 from the Merck Manual, 15th Edition, 1987that gives the estimated daily requirements (mg/kg) of the essential amino acids for infant, child and adult; and the infant requirements, as a percent of the adult requirement; and similarly, Table 2 from the Merck Manual, 17th Edition (2005) for the same requirements. It can be seen that the revised and increased values of the essential amino acids for Phenylalanine and Tyrosine (precursors for the development of Phenylethylamine (PEA), known as the molecule of love; and for the brain dopamine-oxytocin neurotransmitter systems known to mediate and regulate emotional behaviors) have increased from 379% to 857% for the infant--over a doubling of the recommended value for the infant from 1987 to 1999-2005. For Tryptophan (precursor to brain serotonin), the recommended value has increased from 340% in 1987 to 633% in 1999-2005--nearly doubling the requirement for this brain nutrient.
Yet, there is no recognition of the deficiencies of these essential amino acids, which adversely affect brain-behavioral development, by the American Academy of Pediatrics in either its 1977 or 2005 policy guidelines on breastfeeding.
Chapter 7 Neuropsychological Foundations
This Chapter contains 30 published scientific/professional papers, which describes the neuropsychological foundations for SSAD theory. The 1970 paper that introduced this concept to the scientific community; the 1971 and 1975 papers that provided the first evidence of brain disorders; the 1974 paper on the effects of cerebellar surgery; and the 2005 paper that identifies PREVENTION and not THERAPY, as the only solution to SSAD, provides the vision for the future of humanity, based upon science and not faith.
Chapter 8 Pleasure vs Pain
This Chapter provides an integrative essay with supporting documentation from 5 Tables, which document PAIN and PLEASURE as the formative life experiences in development that shape the developing brain for Authoritarian or Egalitarian behaviors and for Peaceful or Violent behaviors.
Chapter 9 (SSAD) Neural Pathways SomatoSensory Affectional Deprivation
A brief overview from several selected scientific works with supporting data which provides the neurobiological foundations for a limbic-cerebellar-frontal cortical system that mediates the SSAD syndrome and its opposite of a neurointegrative brain that mediates peaceful and egalitarian behaviors. The developing female brain shows greater neurointegration than the developing male brain.
Chapter 10 Abortion and The Legislation of Religion
This Chapter contains 20 documents from the 1975 article on "Abortion or The Unwanted Child"; the 1986 article on "Abortion of the Silent Scream"; the 1989 letter of Bishop Maher to Assemblywoman Lucy Killea; a series of correspondence with the State of California from 1989 -1990requesting legal actions against Bishop Maher for felony violations of the California State Constitution; the1989 American Jewish Congress statement on "Abortion and the Sacredness of Life"; a 2005 Petition to the Congress to declare the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004"unconstitutional"; and a letter to Pope Benedict XVI of 30 May 2006 to review and reverse Pope Pius IX declaration of "immediate hominization" that declared centuries of Church Doctrine of "delayed hominization" as being in theological error and the many prior Pontiffs that supported this doctrine including St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Chapter 11 Genital Mutilation and Circumcision
This Chapter contains 9 articles on the ethical, moral and human rights violations of the genital mutilation of children worldwide with the Ashley Montagu Resolution To End The Genital Mutilation of Children Worldwide: A Petition to the World Court, The Hague. The monotheistic religions that compel this genital mutilation of children must be held accountable, as the failure of modern Humanism to vigorously oppose these atrocities. The alteration of brain structure and function of the genitally mutilated are identified with a call to conduct MRI and fMRI studies on the consequences of this perinatal trauma.
Chapter 12 SSAD Theory/Drug Abuse and Addiction
This Chapter contains 7 scientific/professional articles on the role that somatosensory affectional deprivation (SSAS) has in contributing to alcohol, drug abuse and addictive behaviors. The brain systems that mediate pleasure are primarily disordered, which begins in infancy and childhood where nurture and not nature (genes) are the primary determinants of addictive behaviors. The reciprocal inhibitory relationship between drugs that facilitate violence or peace, e.g alcohol or marijuana is explained, as does the religious preference for these drugs (Wine as a sacrament vs peyote, Ibogaine) that is used to assist the traveler on the two different spiritual paths--male v female spirituality--individual v communal spirituality--agency v communion.
Chapter 13. Affectional Bonding and Loss: Popular Articles
There are 17 published documents beginning with Fortune's 1973 article on "New Clues to Violence" by Gene Bylinsky that highlights NICHD supported research findings; the 1975 article "Body Pleasure and The Origins of Violence" and other articles on "How Culture Shapes the Developing Brain and the Future of Humanity"; the "Origins of Love"; and "Sixteen Principles For Personal, Family and Global Peace" by the author. Summaries of the principal social-behavioral behaviors that distinguish peaceful from violent cultures are provided. The destructive Judaeo-Christian values to the cultures of violence are outlined in a letter exchange with Rabbi Barack.
Chapter 14 Infant Mortality In Delaware
Delaware is the sixth worst state in infant mortality with a rate of 8.88 deaths per 1,000 live births, the national rate 6.43 deaths per 1,00 live births and ranks 42 in infant mortality (2004), according to the CIS World Factbook. Correspondence with Delaware of Public Health in 2006 is included in this Chapter where this writer inquired, unsuccessfully, as to how many infants were being actively breastfed at the time of death. The role of toxic environments contributing to fetal/perinatal and infant mortality went unaddressed. The Indian River power plant, one of the most toxic in the nation and in Delaware is proposed to contribute significantly to these deaths.
Letter to Dr. Sondik, Chief, and National Center for Health Statistics requested support to plot the "cluster deaths" in the State of Delaware.
Chapter 15 Spanking Predicts Rape and Dangerousness
This Chapter contains a letter written to Speaker Sally Field, Speaker Pro Tempore, and Assembly California State Capitol, which contained an analysis of the 15 worst rape states and 15 least rape states in the United States, as a function of state-sanctioned spanking of children in the public schools, re her proposed legislation to ban spanking of children under 3 years of age. The analyses presented found that 82% of paddle-states had the highest rape rates; and 68% of non-paddle states had the lowest rape rates. 73% of paddle-states were rated as the most dangerous and 74% of the non-paddle states were rated as the least dangerous. The bill was withdrawn.
Chapter 16 Books of the Century
This Chapter highlights 42 books that have been influential in shaping this author's journey in exploring the human conditions that shape our destiny for peace or violence and the recognition that it has received from independent authors.
Chapter 17 Magazines of The Times
This Chapter highlights 17 magazines and their various editions, which have permitted the author to express his interpretation of human events that have influenced our destiny for peaceful or violent behaviors and the recognition that it has received in the professional press.
Chapter 18 Government Documents
This Chapter contains 84 government documents that traces the history of the NICHD/NIH in their commitment and abandonment of research on the causes and consequences of violence against women and children'; the wrongful termination of a 17 year Federal career of this author for promoting and advancing the understanding of the violence against children and the developmental origins of peace and violence; and the many unsuccessful attempts to reverse this grave social injustice. It is the abused and neglected children of this nation, which continues unabated to this day, that have suffered the most from their neglect by the NICHD/NIH.
Chapter 19 Human Sexuality, Pain, Pleasure and Spirituality
Pain and Pleasure define the two Spiritual and Sexual Paths. Pain, suffering, deprivation and disembodied divine love define the masculine path. Integrated Pleasure, joy, happiness and an embodied human love define the feminine path. Essays and data illuminate these two basic life paths.
Chapter 20 Congressional Appeals
The history of betrayal of mothers and children and the Congressional mandate to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to “support research and training in the special health problems and requirements of mothers and children ( PL 87-838, Sec 441) is reviewed with a call to action by the Congress with specific actions requested. Historical NICHD documents that support this Congressional mandate are given, which are denied by the NICHD.
Chapter 21 “We, the People”
A plea for the Gender Equality of Representation in The Congress and the legislative bodies of this nation. Women remain unequal when they do not have an equal voice in the future of this nation and its families.