December 17, 2016
A recent study in the journal Science found that a rhesus monkey’s relative position in the dominance hierarchy affects the functioning of its immune system. Essentially, the lower a monkey’s rank, the more inflammation-related genes get activated.
Chronic stress that attends lower status may play a role in predisposing people to illness.
As far back as history offers records, our analysis shows that social mood has a measurable influence on the health of societies. And stress is a factor.
Alan Hall presented his research connecting declines in stock market indexes to infectious disease outbreaks at the University of Warwick’s Mood Conference.
If you look closely, you can see patterns in social mood that help you predict social trends. Learn more with the Socionomics Premier Membership.