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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, (DVD 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, (DVD 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
Language
eng
Summary
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
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English ; closed-captions for the hearing impaired
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
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
  • Educational television programs
  • Nonfiction television programs
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Television series
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, (DVD 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 -- Aging -- A Remedy
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
  • (OCoLC)244206877
  • (OCoLC)ocn244206877
  • 668335
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, (DVD 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 -- Aging -- A Remedy
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
  • (OCoLC)244206877
  • (OCoLC)ocn244206877
  • 668335
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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