Dr. Stephen Porges' research intersects psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology. Through his development of the Polyvagal Theory, Porges is discovering how the autonomic nervous system controls the reactions and behaviors of individuals affected by a wide-range of traumatic experiences, including sexual assault and partner violence, bullying, and the trauma associated with diagnoses and treatment of the reproductive system.
Currently, Porges is developing the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium to address the life-changing affects and treatments around trauma. He is gathering a team of collaborative researchers and clinicians from the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and other partner institutions to document both the effects of trauma on people’s ability to form intimate relationships and the development of novel treatments to reverse its effects.
Tributaries Radio, March 24, 2019.
"The Nervous System Circuitry of Safety, Sound and Gratitude, Bulletproof Radio, March 9, 2019.
What Is the Polyvagal Theory?
PsychAlive, April 23, 2018.