Science of Stress

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Natural Science

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Hampshire College
Stress is a daily part of our lives that has become an intense subject of interest among scientists and the medical community. The body's responses to stress are linked to multiple health problems, but stress can also be overused as an explanation. In this course, we will examine the scientific evidence for the links between stress and human health issues such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. This will include readings of primary scientific research papers and coverage of basic physiological mechanisms in humans and other animals. Students will learn techniques to measure stress, stress hormones and glucose regulation. In addition, as community service outreach, students will develop projects to explore the effectiveness of stress relief options in the college community.
Physical and Biological Sciences Quantitative Skills Writing and Research
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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Science of Stress
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Cynthia Gill

09:00AM-10:20AM M,W

Cole Science Center 3-OPEN