Robert Sapolsky, PhD

Behave: Why We Do the Things We Do

Based on his latest book, Behave: The Biol­ogy of Humans at Our Best and Worst, cele­brated neurobiologist and prima­tologist, Dr. Robert Sapolsky, will examine human behavior and attempt to answer the enduring question: Why do we do the things we do? Dr. Sapolsky will take us on a reverse journey in time from the precise moment that a behavior occurs back through millions of years of evolution, explaining the role of neurobiology, endocrinology, the environment, culture, ecology, individual childhoods, and genetic makeup and how these factors together ultimately lead to our culminating behavior. Dr. Sapolsky’s witty and entertaining tour of the science of human behavior will enlighten parents about their children’s behavior and why they act in ways that often leave parents baffled.

Dr. Robert Sapolsky is Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Stanford’s School of Medicine. He is the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation genius fellowship, and his teaching awards include Stanford University’s Bing Award for Teaching Excellence and an award for outstanding teaching from the Associated Students of Stanford University. Dr. Sapolsky is also the author of several books, including Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress-Related Diseases and Coping and The Trouble with Testosterone.

Wed, September 27, 2017, 9:30am

The Nueva School

Bay Meadows Campus

131 E 28th Ave

San Mateo



Wed, September 27, 2017, 7pm

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave