N'STEP Gangology

Changing Gang Behavior From The Inside Out®

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Anhedonia


Avoidant-Insecure Attachment


Color Addiction©


Disassociated Association©


Emotional High-jacking


Fear Conditioning



Post Traumatic Gang Syndrome (PTGS)©



Recognize, Identify & Transcend© 



Structural Gang Culture© 



Structural Gang Culture Dyad©



Violent Color Response©


 

Anhedonia


When a person can no longer feel pleasure or remorse related to his actions

 

Avoidant-Insecure Attachment


When a child shuns their parents, disregards their infrequent attempt to comfort and does not differentiate between the parent and the stranger.

 

Color Addiction©


A condition which is caused by a violent and traumatic gang experience associated with colors, which causes the Structural Gang Culture Member© to surrender him/herself habitually or compulsively to emotions based on a color.


The surrender of oneself habitually or compulsively to a color.

 

Disassociated Association©


A psychological process that causes one who has experienced a violent, traumatic gang experience to associate otherwise dissociated sound, words, phrases, expressions, etc., with his/her own personal violent, traumatic experience and then acts in some way on that associative premise.

 

Emotional High-jacking


When the normal processing of information is disrupted an the gauging of incoming information is distorted, ultimately causing one to act on distorted information.


When the thought that is supposed to travel from the thalamus to the visual cortex is circumvented and instead goes from the thalamus straight to the amygdala, causing standard processing and reasoning to be subverted.

 

Fear Conditioning


When a violent traumatic gang experience is equated with a specific group of people or those wearing a specific uniform, and the victim of that act becomes anxious at the sight of that specific group or those specific uniforms.

 

Post Traumatic Gang Syndrome (PTGS)©


The resulting psychological, biological, neurological and physiological phenomena that occurs due to a violent, traumatic gang experience.

 

Recognize, Identify & Transcend©


A thought process which allows the Structural Gang Culture© member to instantly gather information and choose the proper resulting action (rather than reaction) to said information.

 

Structural Gang Culture©


A subculture resulting from a disenfranchised group of people who form familial-like bonds giving their allegiance to one another and the group, and engages in violent criminal behavior based on territory and illicit financial endeavor.

 

Structural Gang Culture Dyad©


A familial bond that is formed by two individuals through circumstances or perceived circumstances and exhibit unity, loyalty and cohesiveness.

 

Violent Color Response©


A mixture of ego, social orientation and trauma, which causes a violent reaction acted out by one who has experienced a violent, traumatic gang experience related directly or indirectly to colors or one wearing a specific color.