The trickle down effect of stress is a theory that has been thrown around for decades. The theory stating that the effects as a nation can trickle down into the stressful lives of the individuals. Psychologists think that this explanation goes unnoticed due to the common reasons of stress such as your job or your home life. With that theory, psychologists also state that the opposite can also come into affect. When the nation is doing positive it can trickle down and make the lives of the individual positive as well.