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    Happiness of Ancestral/Primal/Tribal Societies

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    Hey there, I'm looking for sources, anthropological or other..that talk about the mental health, well-being and happiness of tribal/hunter-gatherer societies.

    I know Weston Price's book- Nutrition and Physical Degeneration has some good stuff on this. Anyone know of any other quality sources of information?

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    I grew up in a mostly tribalized Maori village, if you have specific questions.
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    Hi Nion,

    Very interesting, I'm looking for people though with very little modern contact, and I need scientific sources (i'm writing a paper)


    But yes I am curious!
    Tribal Maori Village? Were you hunter-gathers? What was daily life like? Were you happy? stressed?

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    EP, have you got access to your university library databases? I'm at uni and can access just about any psychology or anthropology paper written in the last century, it's awesome. There must have been some good scholarly work done on it.
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    How would we make a psychological profile of them if we've not had much contact? Hidden cameras?
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    By not much contact, I mean it would be unlikely that they would speak english/ ever have access to a computer as Nion has...

    People like the Hadza..

    The Hadza — National Geographic Magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionaryPsychologist View Post
    By not much contact, I mean it would be unlikely that they would speak english/ ever have access to a computer as Nion has...

    People like the Hadza..

    The Hadza — National Geographic Magazine
    so you're looking for them on the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spakesneaker View Post
    so you're looking for them on the internet?
    I'm asking if anyone knows of any books, papers, articles, studies...

    I gave an example of Weston Price's - Nutrition and Physical Degeneration as an example.

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    No but I would love to see your paper when it is completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvolutionaryPsychologist View Post
    I'm asking if anyone knows of any books, papers, articles, studies...

    I gave an example of Weston Price's - Nutrition and Physical Degeneration as an example.
    oh, my bad. This book is not directly relevant but has some relevant and interesting stuff about the leisure time of h/g societies vs. agri/industrial societies: A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World [Book]

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