Disgust is a universal emotion that promotes protective behaviors in three distinct domains: sexual, moral, and pathogenic. There is considerable individual variation in sensitivity to disgust, and past research suggests individuals with slower life history strategies are more sensitive to stimuli that provoke pathogen and moral disgust. We hypothesized that such individuals would also be more sensitive to disgust in a sexual context. Two hundred seventyseven participants completed the Mini-K Life History Battery and the Three Domains of Disgust Scale. A slower life history strategy (as reflected by a higher Mini-K score) was associated with increased sensitivity to sexual, pathogen, and moral disgust. Removal of items with potential overlap did not affect the significance of the results. These findings suggest that the K-factor of life history is associated with increased disgust sensitivity across all three domains.
regarding the pathogenic mechanisms that undergird the patient's specific malady, as well as a clear conceptualization of how the specific psychological processes activated by a given psychedelic (and accompanying behavioral techniques) might be leveraged to
spread throughout North and South America. Some mystical shamanistic sects in North America, such as the Ghost Dance religions, employ séance to determine the cause of disease, expel pathogenic substances creating illness, or locate a lost soul in order
Childhood (intrafamiliar) traumatization is an important pathogen, that often remains unrecognized. It may (de)form the entire personality development and plays a significant role not only in the development of later psychological impairments, but also in the development of health-risk behaviors and chronic health problems. While the role of adverse childhood experiences has been known in the etiology of mental illnesses long ago, its relationship with life-long chronic somatic problems and diseases has only become the focus of international scientific interest in recent decades. Chronic childhood traumatization results in variety of neurobiological, hormonal, and immune function abnormalities, which mediate the pathogenic effect of the adversities toward many organ systems. International studies have confirmed the causal role of childhood traumatization in adult health impairment and also proved that it is an undetected epidemic, given its prevalence and the related adverse consequences. In our summary, we aimed to provide a comprehensive overview about the main research findings regarding the somatic health consequences of adverse childhood experiences. We present the associations between childhood adversities and health-risk behaviours, adult risk factors for cardiovascular and cancerous diseases, digestive and respiratory system problems, chronic pain syndrome, sleep disorders and early death in order to emphasize the need of both preventing and treating childhood adverse experiences and to highlight the public health implications of this hidden epidemic.
normal populations, it includes a pathogenic component as well as compulsive behaviors similar to work addiction ( Spurk, Hirschi, & Kauffeld, 2016 ).
Research in the field of workaholism has been dominated by the addiction model and by the trait
as there is robust scientific documentation of reliable and valid biological markers associated with COVID-19 and other pathogenic diseases. The problem is such strict biomedical models do not work, or at a minimum are not easily translatable, to
highlighted a micro-deletion non-indexed in databases, the pathogenicity of which is uncertain. At the same time, neuropsychological evaluation excluded intellectual disability and showed difficulties in an advanced theory of mind task (the Reading the Mind in
and therapeutic activity such as exercise can lead, when control over it is lost, to pathogenic behaviour with negative consequences for the individual. A second major debate, initiated in the 1980s, was whether the problems caused by problematic