The pace of life has greatly increased, and the escalation of chronic stress is costing people their health, relationships, and careers. In this program, an immunologist, a psychiatrist, and a mental skills coach lay bare the symptoms of chronic stress, the negative impact on the body of continual exposure to adrenalin and cortisol, and biological and psychological factors that influence vulnerability to overstressing. The fight/flight/freeze response function and the stress/resistance/recovery curve are also addressed. Case studies include an IBM executive, an administrative assistant, and a crime scene videographer. Streaming video
Division 6: Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology members are devoted to studying the biology of behavior. Their focus is on behavior and its relation to perception, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, and emotion. Behavioral neuroscientists study the brain in relation to behavior, its evolution, functions, abnormalities, and repair, as well as its interactions with the immune system, cardiovascular system, and energy regulation systems.
This APA Topics page on sports and exercise discusses the link between physical activity, bodily health, and mental health.
The Whole Brain Atlas
The Whole Brain Atlas - Created by Harvard scientists Keith A. Johnson and J. Alex Becker, the Whole Brain Atlas provides a large selection of brain scans illustrating the effects of various diseases and conditions on different parts of the brain.