Portrait of A Killer

Streaming Video - 2008
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Over the last three decades, science has been advancing our understanding of stress-how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. From baboon troops on the plains of Africa, to neuroscience labs at Stanford University, scientists are revealing just how lethal stress can be. 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 ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague. In Stress: Portrait of a Killer, scientific discoveries in the field and in the lab prove that stress is not a state of mind, but something measurable and dangerous.
Publisher: [United States] : National Geographic, 2008.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 55 min.)) :,sd., col.
digital, rda
video file, rda
Alternative Title: Portrait of a killer


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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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