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The Resource Stress : portrait of a killer, a co-production of National Geographic Television and Stanford University ; senior producer, Linda Goldman ; producer/director/writer, John Heminway, (videorecording)

Stress : portrait of a killer, a co-production of National Geographic Television and Stanford University ; senior producer, Linda Goldman ; producer/director/writer, John Heminway, (videorecording)

Label
Stress : portrait of a killer
Title
Stress
Title remainder
portrait of a killer
Statement of responsibility
a co-production of National Geographic Television and Stanford University ; senior producer, Linda Goldman ; producer/director/writer, John Heminway
Title variation
Portrait of a killer
Contributor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • A series of laboratory and field experiments demonstrated that stress, long thought to be an exclusively psychological phenomenon, is measurable and dangerous on a physical level. Stanford neurobiologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky studied baboons (Papio) on the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, measuring their levels of stress hormones caused by social hierarchies. Sapolsky found that the hormones adrenaline and glucocorticoid increase in subordinate troop members, and dominant males had significantly lower blood pressure and heart rates. Also working with nonhuman primate models, Dr. Carol Shively of Wake Forest University examined the arteries of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Corroborating Sapolsky's findings, Shively demonstrated that subordinate macaques have higher plaque levels in arteries, potentially increasing the risk for heart attack. These results were compared to a long-term human study, directed by Sir Michael Marmot of the University of London Medical School. Tracking the health of British Civil Servants, Marmot found that that humans lower in the workplace hierarchy had higher stress levels, and higher rates of sickness. Several researchers took these results a step further, focusing in on how stress affects mothers. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel of the University of California-San Francisco found that chronic high stress in mothers shortened telomeres in chromosomes, potentially producing lifelong consequences. In all of these studies, researchers found that stress and its harmful effects can be reduced by social interaction, and that grooming, playing, and equal social rank in nonhuman primates produced positive health effects
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Bob Poole ; editor, David Klagsbrun ; music by Lenny Williams, Chris Biando
Dewey number
155.9042
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English ; closed-captions for the hearing impaired
LC call number
RC455.4.S87
LC item number
S77 2008
NLM call number
WM 172
NLM item number
DVD no.4 2008
PerformerNote
Narrator, Marcus Lovett ; features interviews with Dr. Robert Sapolsky, Dr. Carol Shively, Sir Michael Marmot, Dr. Tessa Roseboom, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goldman, Linda
  • Heminway, John
  • Sapolsky, Robert M
  • Blackburn, Elizabeth H.
  • Shively, Carol A
  • Marmot, Michael
  • Epel, Elissa
  • Roseboom, Tessa
  • Lovett, Marcus
  • National Geographic Television
  • Stanford University
  • National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
56
Series statement
National Geographic special
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sapolsky, Robert M
  • Stress (Physiology)
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Stress management
  • Stress tolerance (Psychology)
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Hormones
  • Job stress
  • Stress (Physiology)
  • Baboons
Technique
live action
Label
Stress : portrait of a killer, a co-production of National Geographic Television and Stanford University ; senior producer, Linda Goldman ; producer/director/writer, John Heminway, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
A Hunch -- Survival -- Control -- Rank -- Ulcers -- Dangerous fat -- Scars of war -- Ageing -- A Remedy
Control code
ocn244206877
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (56 min.)
Isbn
9781426293092
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
727994752905
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
PD75290
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 110233
  • (OCoLC)244206877
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation, preserves the aspect ratio of its original television broadcast ; Dolby digital audio
Terms governing use
This disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Stress : portrait of a killer, a co-production of National Geographic Television and Stanford University ; senior producer, Linda Goldman ; producer/director/writer, John Heminway, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 2008
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
A Hunch -- Survival -- Control -- Rank -- Ulcers -- Dangerous fat -- Scars of war -- Ageing -- A Remedy
Control code
ocn244206877
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (56 min.)
Isbn
9781426293092
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
727994752905
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
PD75290
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 110233
  • (OCoLC)244206877
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation, preserves the aspect ratio of its original television broadcast ; Dolby digital audio
Terms governing use
This disc is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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