Examining the teaching style of Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a flow emerges in his vocal cadence that allows no time for students to doubt the topic at hand too much. This allows him a chance to collectively lower anxiety within a group of students who are focused on the smaller questions he asks building up to an explanation of the very detailed topic that feels earned rather than forced from a student perspective.
Dr. Sapolsky is world renowned for his work studying primate hierarchies while documenting stress hormones on primates in their natural environment, which has created entirely new fields of study which needs further exploration. Below is a list of resources that related to Dr. Sapolsky’s work and research interests from Wikipedia.
- Stress, the Aging Brain, and the Mechanisms of Neuron Death (MIT Press, 1992) ISBN 0-262-19320-5
- Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (1994, Holt Paperbacks/Owl 3rd Rep. Ed. 2004) ISBN 0-8050-7369-8
- The Trouble with Testosterone: And Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament (Scribner, 1997) ISBN 0-684-83891-5
- Junk Food Monkeys (Headline Publishing, 1997) ISBN 978-0-7472-7676-0 (UK edition of The Trouble with Testosterone)
- A Primate’s Memoir (Touchstone Books, 2002) ISBN 0-7432-0247-3
- Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals (Scribner, 2005) ISBN 0-7432-6015-5
- Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Penguin Press, May 2017) ISBN 1-5942-0507-8
Sapolsky, Robert. Human Behavioral Biology, 25 lectures (Last 2 lectures were not taped / included in the official Stanford playlist but older versions/tapings of those lectures are available here).
Sapolsky, Robert (2010). Stress and Your Body. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company. ISBN978-1-59803-680-0.
Sapolsky, Robert. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science.Sapolsky, Robert. Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition.