We have yet to learn the lessons of the Bonobo

Richard Newcomb asked In his review of The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution,” by Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham “How,” he asks, “could our domesticated qualities and our capacity for terrible violence be reconciled?”

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/humans-evolved-to-be-peaceful-why-are-we-still-so-violent/2019/01/25/05571f80-1040-11e9-84fc-d58c33d6c8c7_story.html?utm_term=.c016516c1311  (Human Evolution, WP 1.27.19)

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Culture Wars Aganist Women

TWO CULTURAL BRAINS is a synthesis of SSAD Theory that describes the dominant role that PAIN and PLEASURE have in shaping the developing brain. THE FIRST BRAIN in evolution: The sub-cortical emotional-social sexual brain that is shaped primarily by the Matrilineal Cultures (Pleasure); and the SECOND BRAIN in evolution: the neocortical rational symbolic brain that is shaped primarily by the Patrilineal Cultures (Pain) which forms the Gender Equality Equation that exist throughout the World Cultures.

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Parenting History: Adverse Child Experiences

Maternal neglect has been with us for a long time, officially since 1928 with the publication of John B. Watson’s book Psychological Care of Infant and Child, the most nefarious psychologist of the 20th Century; and the reminder by John Bowlby with his 1951 publication in the WHO Report: Maternal Care and Mental Health, a landmark publication that is tragically ignored to this day.

There is, today, an indifference and hostility to Motherhood that interprets aberrant behavior in children as “normal” and not the consequence of failure of Maternal Care. This reality is illustrated in PARENTING ADVICE. THE WASHINGTON POST  8.18.16

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Parenting History: Adverse Child Experiences

Negligent, abusive and damaging advice given to parents by assumed experts lingers today. There is, Watson (1928) wrote, “a sensible way of treating children....

Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit in your lap. If you must, kiss them once on the fore-head when they say good night.

Shake hands with them in the morning. Give them a pat on the head if they have made an extraordinarily good job of a difficult task. Try it out. In a week’s time you will find how easy itis to be         perfectly objective with your child and at the same time kindly. You will be utterly ashamed of the mawkish, sentimental way you have been handling it.”

SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Early Life Experiences and Failed Affectional Bonding.

VIOLENCE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH Science 16 October 2015

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6258/257.full?utm_campaign=email-sci-toc&et_rid=17133896&et_cid=5032

Distressingly, violence on campuses is part of a larger epidemic of sexual violence in the United States, making it a major women's issue.

Tragically, we are again reminded of the Violence against Women and her Children that goes well beyond the U.S. borders.  Sexual violence is a world-wide problem that calls for world-wide solutions.

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NICHD: REINVENTING THE WHEEL

James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT

George Santayana The Life of Reason (1905) 

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

ON 30 MARCH 2015, the NICHD provided a public press release that described an intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively, which resulted in better weight gain and growth for the infants, a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.

Maternal interaction improves growth, weight gain in preemies

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Congressional Inquiry on primate maternal-infant separation research

NICHD PRIMATE RESEARCH ON MATERNAL-INFANT SEPARATION: A CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY.

A letter from the Congress to Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, dated December 22, 2014, stated:

 “We are writing to express our concern about public reports of what has been described as an ongoing taxpayer-funded project involving psychological experiments on monkeys being conducted at an NIH laboratory in Poolsville, Maryland….

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Motherless Mothers, Violence & Brain disorders

After fifty years Attachment Theory is no longer a theory. Decades of research confirm; the nature and quality of a human being’s earliest relationships shape the body and the brain for a lifetime.

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