Social Mood Conference | Socionomics Foundation

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.

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If you look closely, you can see patterns in social mood that help you predict social trends. Learn more with the Socionomics Premier Membership.