Is Autism a Stress Adaptation?

Could Autism be seen as a Stress Adaptation? Author: Lori Hogenkamp, B.A. Psychology Edited: July 24, 2018 Note: I am on the autism spectrum. Much of my communication is scripted, so many times my sentence structure and communicated thought processes can be jumbled. I don't have an editor. So please read with a huge grain … Continue reading Is Autism a Stress Adaptation?

Original Paper: Autism, Stress and The Creative Brain

April 2009 Note: This was my original hypothesis paper (thought process). I started this journey with my own realization of my own autism. I knew that my own brain wasn't broken and seemed to be working in overdrive and I asked the question: What if these brains already had a unique way of processing information … Continue reading Original Paper: Autism, Stress and The Creative Brain

Perfect Stress is not an Amount (Part 1)

In a PsychologyToday article entitled “The Perfect Amount of Stress” the author, Thea Singer, contemplates “when do we have too little stress and when do we have too much stress?” A good question, but likely an over-simplified one. A better question might be: “When have we been overly programmed by stress and when do the … Continue reading Perfect Stress is not an Amount (Part 1)