Portrait of A Killer

DVD - 2008
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A Stanford University neurobiologist has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out a ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague.
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : National Geographic, c2008
ISBN: 9781426293092
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 28, 2016

Good documentary that promotes thinking. I would have loved for their to be more solutions to stress included.

Sep 13, 2015

Lots of good info. .... it gets really insightful two-thirds in - when they get to the part about the aggressive alpha- males ...that part was really interesting!!!

Jul 23, 2015

Who knew that stress is so a part of our daily lives.
Good doc which really gets you thinking.

kevfarley May 30, 2013

Fascinating. I actually saw it twice !!
I found it interesting that, in the troop scavanging at a hotel dump, the aggressive alpha males monopolized the meat supply for themselves, and only they got sick and died !

unbalancedbutfair May 02, 2013

Fascinating documentary. Amusing and educational. One of the best uses and explanations of using animal analogues to learn about something's (in this case stress) possible affects on humans. At no point did I think they were stretching or adding unnecessary drama. Which is what I look for in a documentary.

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