James W. Prescott, Ph.D.
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[James W. Prescott, Ph.D., was a health scientist administrator at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the Institutes of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1966 to 1980. He created and directed the Developmental Behavioral Biology Program at the NICHD where he initiated NICHD supported research programs that documented how the failure of "Mother Love" in infant monkeys adversely affected the biological development of their brains.
    These behavioral effects were confirmed in his studies on primitive cultures including the effects of sensory deprivation of human sexual pleasure and affection during adolescence. The results of these scientific studies do not support the many traditional religious and cultural values throughout the world, which deny the importance of "Mothering" and of youth affectional sexual relationships for peaceful and loving behaviors.
    The continuation of this research was obstructed and eventually cancelled by the NICHD. Even the existence and results of these NICHD supported research programs was consciously omitted in a recent NIH publication.
Not only have politicians until today failed to acknowledge the scientific reality of somatosensory-affectional deprivation (S-SAD) and its devastating effects on the human brain, the pioneering research by Dr. Prescott and his colleagues has been cancelled and covered up, under the false pretext that research on the origins of violence and on child abuse and neglect was "outside the scope of NICHD responsibilities".]  http://www.violence.de/politics.shtml  

QuotesAshley Montagu, Ph.D. and James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

Blogs, articles
[2011 Aug] All Genital Mutilations Are Torture by James W. Prescott, PhD

[2010] Sexual Monogamy & Violence Against Woman - A Betrayal of Human Sexual Evolution by James Prescott

Interview by Michael Mendizza


[2007] Why breastfeeding mothers are important by James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

[2006 Letter BMJ] re Breastfeeding and Intelligence Not Demonstrated  There is increasing evidence that the long term health benefits of breastfeeding is to be found in the emotional-social-sexual domain rather than in the IQ domain and it takes breastfeeding bonding for 2.5 years to optimize brain-behavioral development to realize these emotional-social- sexual developental effects.

[2006] James W. Prescott, Ph.D. letter Dr. Charles H. Halstead, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that alerts him to the dangers of infant formula feeding for the formation of the brain neurotransmitters necessary for social bonding and requesting his support for a national review of this subject by DHHS Secretary Leavitt and the urgent need to take corrective actions.

Bonding or Violence: An Introduction by Michael Mendizza
[2002] The Origins of Love & Violence: An Overview by James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

[1995] Violence Against Women: Philosophical and Religious Foundations of Gender Morality by James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

[1989] THE TRUTH ABOUT SEXUAL MONOGAMY by James W. Prescott, Ph.D. 

[1975] BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott  "primitive" cultures which subject their infants to physical punishment and/or punish premarital sex are 100% violent, whereas cultures which lavish physical affection on their infants and/or tolerate premarital sex are 100% peaceful.


See: Circumcision (male) Bonding (attachment)

Circumcision (male)  TEN PRINCIPLES OF MOTHER-INFANT BONDING by James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

[2007] James W Prescott, Ph.D. Violence   Breastfeeding  & Bottle-feeding

Violence Suppressing sexuality