Authors

Robert M. Sapolsky

Robert M. Sapolsky

 

Robert M. Sapolsky, Ph.D., is the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University. His most recent book is Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals.

 
 
  

Stories by Robert M. Sapolsky

Articles: How to Relieve Stress

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 22, 2012

Robert M. Sapolsky explains why stress can become a chronic problem—and how we can reduce the toll it takes on our lives.

 
Combining wit with deep knowledge, Robert Sapolsky explains the optimal amount of stress.

Videos and Podcasts: When is Stress Good for You?

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 22, 2012

Combining wit with deep knowledge, Robert Sapolsky explains the optimal amount of stress.

 
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author explains why stress interferes with male sexual response.

Videos and Podcasts: How Stress Hurts Men’s Sex Lives

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 22, 2012

Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author explains why stress interferes with male sexual response.

 
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv talks about how the Type A personality profile was developed and why Type A personalities are more at risk for heart disease.

Videos and Podcasts: How a Chair Revealed the Type A Personality Profile

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 21, 2012

Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv talks about how the Type A personality profile was developed and why Type A personalities are more at risk for heart disease.

 
Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv explains why the stress response, which evolved for short-term physical crises, can become a long-term, chronic problem for human beings.

Videos and Podcasts: The Psychology of Stress

By Robert M. Sapolsky | March 21, 2012

Combining wit with deep knowledge, the researcher and best-selling author of Monkeyluv explains why the stress response, which evolved for short-term physical crises, can become a long-term, chronic problem for human beings.

 

Slide Presentation: The Biology of Stress and Happiness

By Robert M. Sapolsky | April 8, 2011

Robert Sapolsky's presentation on the neuro-biology of human stress and happiness, delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Compassion, Reducing Stress."

 

Articles: Peace Among Primates

By Robert M. Sapolsky | September 1, 2007

Anyone who says peace is not part of human nature knows too little about primates, including ourselves.

 

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