Beyond IQ

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

  • 15 Jan 2021
  • 07 May 2021
  • 17 sessions
  • 15 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 22 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 29 Jan 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 05 Feb 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 12 Feb 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 19 Feb 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 26 Feb 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 05 Mar 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 12 Mar 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 19 Mar 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 26 Mar 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 02 Apr 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 09 Apr 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 16 Apr 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 23 Apr 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 30 Apr 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 07 May 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • online
  • 15

Registration

  • We will run 12 sessions, but with a couple weeks off in the middle - check the schedule.
  • We will run 12 sessions, but with a couple weeks off in the middle - check the schedule.
  • 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. Check the schedule for off days.

    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. Check the schedule for days off.

    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.

Register

Instructor: Sabrina Weiss

Days and Times Fridays, 1:00 pm, 12 weeks, starting Jan. 15th.

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 neuroscience 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.

All students should obtain a copy of this book and read the sections listed BEFORE the live meeting.  So by 1/15, you should read the Introduction and Ch. 1 and come ready to discuss. 

Optional add-on includes a final project like an essay or video. There will be an extra live meeting for optional add-on students to present and discuss projects.


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!

1/15 Introduction, Discuss Ch 1, Overview


1/22 Ch 2 + Ch3: Glands, Gooseflesh, and Hormones


1/29 No class


2/5 Ch 4 + Ch 5: Metabolism and Ulcers


2/12 Ch 6 + Ch 7: Dwarfism and Reproduction


2/19 Ch 8: Immunity 


2/26 No class


3/5  Ch 9 + 10: Pain, Memory


3/12 Ch 11 + 12: Sleep, Aging


3/19 Ch 13 + 14: Psychological Stress, Depression


3/26 No Class


4/2 Ch 15 + 16: Personality, Junkies


4/9 Ch 17: View from the Bottom


4/16 Ch 18:  Managing Stress


4/23 Review and Wrap-up


4/30 No Class


5/7 Project Discussion


Note: No classes on 1/29, 2/26, 3/26, or 4/30.

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