Beyond IQ

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

  • 03 Sep 2020
  • 17 Dec 2020
  • 13 sessions
  • 03 Sep 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 10 Sep 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 17 Sep 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 24 Sep 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 08 Oct 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 15 Oct 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 29 Oct 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 05 Nov 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 12 Nov 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 19 Nov 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 03 Dec 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 10 Dec 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • 17 Dec 2020, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)
  • online
  • 12

Registration

  • We will run 12 sessions, but with a couple weeks off in the middle - those dates TBA.
  • We will run 12 sessions, but with a couple weeks off in the middle - those dates TBA.
  • Family is a member of GHF, SENG, MAGE, or NHAGE. - This can include a parent who is taking this with their offspring.

    We will run 12 sessions. No class on 10/1, 10/22, or 11/26.

    Students choosing this option will do a project which will receive feedback, with the final version due a week after the end of the term.
  • Family is a member of GHF, SENG, MAGE, or NHAGE. - This can include a parent who is taking this with their offspring.

    We will run 12 sessions. No class on 10/1, 10/22, or 11/26.

    Students choosing this option will do a project which will receive feedback, with the final version due a week after the end of the term.

Registration is closed

Instructor: Sabrina Weiss

Days and Times Thursdays, 12:00 pm, 12 weeks, starting Sept. 3rd.

Plus a one day add on for projects

Course Description

This is a rigorous reading course for Dr. Robert Sapolsky's book on stress, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: the Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping.  This book connects to many college-preparatory topics, such as the biochemistry and neurology of stress, how we cope and manage stress, and reflects on how evolutionary adaptive biological systems can be pushed into unhealthy statuses in today's world. 

Optional add-on includes a final project like an essay that will receive feedback and revision to a final version due 1 week after the end of the course.

Texts

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping (Third Edition) - Robert M. Sapolsky

Outline

NOTE: Listed chapters should be read BEFORE the indicated class.  We will DISCUSS the chapter so you should have read or at least skimmed the chapter ahead of time. Please have read Chapter 1 and some of Chapter 2 before the first class!

9/3 Introduction, Discuss Ch 1, Overview

9/10 Ch 2 + Ch3: Glands, Gooseflesh, and Hormones

9/17 Ch 4 + Ch 5: Metabolism and Ulcers

9/24 Ch 6 + Ch 7: Dwarfism and Reproduction

10/1 No class.  Discuss online 

10/8 Ch 8 Immunity

10/15 Ch 9 + 10: Pain, Memory

10/22 No class. Discuss online

10/29 Ch 11 + 12: Sleep, Aging

11/5 Ch 13 + 14: Psychological Stress, Depression

11/12 Ch 15 + 16: Personality, Junkies

11/19 Ch 17: View from the Bottom

11/26 No class. Discuss online

12/3 Ch 18:  Managing Stress

12/10 Review and Wrap-up


12/17: Project Discussion


Note: No classes on 10/1, 10/22, or 11/26.

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