Dr. Robert Sapolsky – Teaching Methodologies

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.


Video courses

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.