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If you are not doing MindTap, then complete and submit a 1,000-word paper on the topic of Epigenetics and Stress with a plagiarism score of no more than 10% (90% original work). Links to the video, survey, and questionnaire, as well as APA resources and writing guidelines, are available in the Guidelines/Instructions section below:
Watch the Sapolsky Video
Complete the Life Experiences Survey
Interview your family members about the stress-related disease you are at risk for.
Research an article on stress and that disease using the College Library.
Write a 1,000-word Reaction Paper following the instructions below
Submit your Paper to the Turnitin Dropbox
Watch the video below on the work of Robert Sapolsky who studiestress (this is a short version : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncYMV4DXCMU&t=156s
Begin your paper by defining stress in your own words and discussing your reaction to the video.
Complete the life experiences survey, on the file below and consider the stressful events you have encountered in the previous two-year period.
Interview your family members and find out which stress-related disease(s) you are most at risk for. Read the article on WebMD that discusses 10 stress-related diseases – 10 Health Problems Related to Stress That You Can FixInterview your family members and find out which stress-related disease(s) you are most at risk for. Read the article on WebMD that discusses 10 stress-related diseases – 10 Health Problems Related to Stress That You Can Fix
Research and locate one article on stress and whatever disease you are most at risk for (select a study on research conducted on humans) from a reputable academic source using the College Library (Library resources are available online):
government publications based on research
Do not use:
magazines of any sort, whether they are on paper or online
Websites of any type, including stress websites
How to Perform Your Research
Use the College Library Tools & Resources
(Links to an external site.)
in person or online (log in with your new MDC ID number, the one that is all numbers). Your password is the last four digits of that same MDC ID unless you have changed it.
Read the stress article you find. Continue your paper with a discussion of the stress article. Be sure to paraphrase (put things in your own words) and be sure to cite the author(s) of the article you find using APA style (see the section below on using APA style). Aim for about a page for this part of your paper.
Discuss the concept of stress in light of your family history and the article you read. Aim for one page for this section of your paper. Here are some topics you can discuss. You are not required to discuss these but they may be useful to you:
Do modern lifestyles create more stress for you than in the past? How so?
How do you create stress in your own life?
How could you change the nature of our society to make it less stressful?
It could be said that some stress comes from leading “out-of-balance” lives. What can people do to “keep it simple”? Furthermore, in what ways can individuals control the stressors they will encounter beforehand?
How could you change the way in which you interact with your school demands or your work demands to change the amount of stress that you feel?
Discuss how you can improve your health and longevity in light of your findings on this assignment, your understanding of stress, and your knowledge of your family history. This should be your final page.
You can go over or under a page for any of the sections of the paper as long as your total paper is 1,000 words not counting the references.