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Professor Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.

Professor Robert Sapolsky
  • Stanford University
  • Rockefeller University
We humans activate the stress-response for reasons of psychological factors, and that’s simply not what the system evolved for. If you do that chronically, you’re going to get sick.
Dr. Robert Sapolsky is John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Stanford's School of Medicine. Professor Sapolsky earned his A.B. summa cum laude in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Neuroendocrinology from The Rockefeller University in New York. He is also a research associate at the Institute of Primate Research operated by the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi. Dr. Sapolsky is a recipient of a MacArthur genius fellowship. His teaching awards include Stanford University's Bing Award for Teaching Excellence and an award for outstanding teaching from the Associated Students of Stanford University. Professor Sapolsky is the author of several books, including Stress, the Aging Brain and the Mechanisms of Neuron Death (MIT Press, 1992); The Trouble with Testosterone (Macmillan Library Reference, 1997); and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress-Related Diseases and Coping (W.H. Freeman, 1995), which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He also regularly contributes to magazines and journals such as Discover, Science, Scientific American, Harper's, and The New Yorker.
Testimonials

"Professor Sapolsky is an entertainer, a humorist, a scholar with keen sympathy for the layperson's understanding of neuroscience. I am listening on cd for the second round. There are so many layers to his "lectures"."

 

"Dr. Robert Sapolsky is simply brilliant!!! Dr. Sapolsky's ability to translate complex concepts in ways that even you can understand will surely makes this course one of your top favorites!"

 

"Professor Sapolsky is a superior teacher, with amazing insights on his areas of expertise, incredibly will organized, and had a very effective communicator. This course is a great education."

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52 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology; Understanding the Brain; The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal & Biology and Human Behavior  Set

    (Set) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology; Understanding the Brain; The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal & Biology and Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,189.80 Starting at $1,189.80 $1,404.80 $1,189.80$1,404.80
    Discover a wealth of insight into the amazing marvels of the human body in this comprehensive four-course set. Begin your exploration with a foundational look at the basics of human anatomy in Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. Then, increase your awareness of how your body meets the challenges of disease and injury in The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal. Understanding the...
  2. (Set) The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body  Set

    (Set) The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,034.60 Starting at $2,034.60 $2,399.60 $2,034.60$2,399.60
    We all want to be as healthy as we possibly can. But with the wealth of information out there—to say nothing of the dangers of misinformation—it can often be overwhelming to find a single source for authoritative, science-based facts and advice about how to achieve and maintain a healthy mind and body. Look no further than these courses, each of which brings the same reliable and comprehensive Great...
  3. (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  4. (Set) Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation & Stress and Your Body  Set

    (Set) Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Discover the harmful consequences of stress and learn how you can reduce it, enhance your sense of well-being, and sharpen your mental abilities with this two-course set by two master teachers: Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation and Stress and Your Body.
  5. (Set) Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception & Biology and Human Behavior  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception & Biology and Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Rethink everything you thought you knew about how human beings sense and behave in the world around them. Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception investigates each of our senses from a wide range of perspectives, explores how our brains process different sensory information, and more. Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition introduces you to the fascinating scientific...
  6. (Set) Stress and Your Body & Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology  Set

    (Set) Stress and Your Body & Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $654.90 $654.90$654.90
  7. (Set) How We Heal…, Sensation a Set

    (Set) How We Heal…, Sensation a

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,404.75 Starting at $1,404.75 $1,659.75 $1,404.75$1,659.75
  8. (Set) Biology and Human Behavior & Neuroscience of Everyday Life  Set

    (Set) Biology and Human Behavior & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Probe some of the most intriguing questions about how we think and behave every single day. Examine the interactions between the brain, mind, body, and environment—and how they influence how you behave and deal with others—with Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition. Afterward, explore how neuroscience has helped us better understand everything from decisions...
  9. (Set) Stress and Your Body & Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History  Set

    (Set) Stress and Your Body & Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    With this two-course set, learn how to bring stress under your control and develop methods for improving how you perform one of daily life's most stressful tasks: public speaking. First, in Stress and Your Body, explore the nuts and bolts of the stress-response system and its effects on your everyday health. Then, in The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History, discover how history's...
  10. (Set) Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age & Stress and Your Body  Set

    (Set) Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Strengthen your understanding of lifelong health and gain a wealth of tips and advice on keeping yourself healthy and happy with this two-course set. First, in Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age, discover an essential reference manual for healthy living, packed with information rooted in the latest understanding of nutrition, physiology, and related fields. Then, in Stress and Your Body, better...
  11. (Set) How We Learn & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science  Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    How do we acquire new skills and knowledge, and what makes humans the unique beings we are? Find out the latest findings on these aspects of our human nature in this intriguing course set by psychology professor Monisha Pasupathi and neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky. First, in Professor Pasupathi’s How We Learn, you cover the modern history of research on learning, a wide range of experiments on the...
  12. (Set) Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  13. (Set) Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective & Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality  Set

    (Set) Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective & Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Discover fascinating secrets about what it means to be human in this engaging two-course set. In Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective, award-winning Professor Barbara J. King delves into the story of how, why, where, and when we became human. Then, in Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition, explore the scientific province of behavioral biology—a field...
  14. (Set) The Complete Guide to Understanding Human Behavior Set

    (Set) The Complete Guide to Understanding Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,134.75 Starting at $1,134.75 $1,339.75 $1,134.75$1,339.75
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior; The Neuroscience of Everyday Life; How We Learn; Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition; and Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special...
  15. (Set) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Stress and Your Body Set

    (Set) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Stress: We all deal with it in some form. Stress and Your Body looks at the inner workings of our stress response system and how it affects personal health, providing powerful knowledge to understand and deal with this common aspect of a busy life. Then Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit to manage moods and modify undesirable behaviors that lead to feeling of...
  16. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $499.90 $499.90$499.90
  17. (Set) How to Make Stress Work for You & Stress and Your Body Set on sale

    (Set) How to Make Stress Work for You & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $363.00 Starting at $48.90 $111.90 $48.90$111.90
    Stress is an inherent aspect of life in the 21st-century world and in this two-course set, you can learn how to better control it. Discover how to manage and minimize the stress in your life with How to Make Stress Work for You. Then, explore the nuts and bolts of the stress-response system and its various effects on your body with Stress and Your Body.
  18. (Set) Medical School for Everyone & Stress and Your Body  Set

    (Set) Medical School for Everyone & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Learn the science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions and how chronic stress can have negative consequences on your physical and mental health in this compelling course set. In Dr. Roy Benaroch's Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases, see step by step how doctors act like detectives to evaluate medical complaints. And in Professor Robert Sapolsky's Stress and Your Body, explore the...
  19. (Set) The Science of Mindfulness & Stress and Your Body Set

    (Set) The Science of Mindfulness & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Achieve a sense of calm and peacefulness in your life. In The Science of Mindfulness, delve into the physiology and psychology of mindfulness practice to discover why it works. Then, in Stress and your Body, identify the causes of stress in your life, the effect that stress has on your physical health, and what you can do to alleviate it.
  20. (Set) All About the Brain Set

    (Set) All About the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,069.80 Starting at $1,069.80 $1,259.80 $1,069.80$1,259.80
    Study your brain from a truly holistic vantage point with this four-course set All About the Brain, focusing on neurology, biology, psychology, and more. The brain is responsible for every decision, reaction, thought, and sense we have. Understanding how this three-pound organ manages to coordinate and organize everything we do every second of every day is a fascinating exploration into what it means to be human.
  21. (Set) The Addictive Brain & Stress and Your Body Set

    (Set) The Addictive Brain & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    Understand the troubled mind with this set. First, in The Addictive Brain, examine the epidemic of addiction—both physiological and psychological. Then, see how stress effects both your mind and your body with Stress and Your Body.
  22. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
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