In the News

The following articles and podcasts present a range of interpretations of primals research – not necessarily the views of Jer or the Primals Project.


Haden, J. (2022, February 10). Want to Raise Happy, Healthy, Entrepreneurial Kids? Don’t Teach Them the World Is a Bad Place. Inc. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/raise-happy-healthy-successful-entrepreneurial-kids-positivity-optimism-research-how-to-raise-happy-children.html

Clifton, J. (2022, February 4). Should We Teach Kids That the World Is Dangerous? Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/primal-world-beliefs-unpacked/202202/should-we-teach-kids-the-world-is-dangerous

Morgan, N. (2021, July 19). What Are Your Primals? Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/communications-matter/202107/what-are-your-primals

Schinnerer, J. (Host). (2021, May 17). Primal World Beliefs: The Foundation Of Your Reality? (No. 112) [Audio podcast episode]. The Evolved Cavemanhttps://theevolvedcaveman.com

Smith, E. E. (2020, January 22). Open-minded about mindsets: Latest research reexamines how your beliefs powerfully shape your life. Jewish World Reviewhttp://www.jewishworldreview.com/0120/mindset.php3

Newsela. (2019, October 23). Scientists claim their study of world beliefs can help people get along. Newselahttps://newsela.com/read/world-exciting-terrifying/id/2000000062/

Newsela. (2019, October 23). As Shakespeare said, the world is neither “good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Newsela. https://4.files.edl.io/8466/05/16/20/195347-5b62e999-ded1-4c22-82c3-7da936073bbc.pdf

Pawlicki, R. (2019, October 15). Fearing for those who live in fear. Savannah Morning News. https://www.savannahnow.com/story/opinion/columns/2019/10/15/robert-pawlicki-column-fearing-for-those-who-live-in-fear/2530222007/

Smith, E. E. (2019, October 8). Beliefs about the world can shape a psyche. Sarasota Herald Tribune. https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/lifestyle/health-fitness/2019/10/08/beliefs-about-world-can-shape-psyche/2585462007/

Smith, E. E. (2019, October 2). Is the world an exciting or a terrifying place? Your answer can powerfully shape your life and your political views, new research says. The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/10/02/is-world-an-exciting-or-terrifying-place-your-answer-can-powerfully-shape-your-life-your-political-choices-new-research-says/

McQuaid, M. (Host). (2019). How do you see the world? Podcast with Jeremy Clifton. Making Psychology Work . https://www.michellemcquaid.com/podcast/see-world-podcast-jeremy-clifton/

Kall, R. (Host). (2018, December 7). Jer Clifton primal world beliefs. Rob Kall Bottom-up Show.

Hernandez, N. (Host). (2017). Interview with Jer Clifton. Community Matters. Radio show on KZUM.