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Kelly McGonigal on what school-related stress really tells us

July 31, 2017
Almost any form of stress has something good about it, says Stanford health psychologist and science lecturer Kelly McGonigal.
Almost any form of stress has something good about it, says Stanford health psychologist and science lecturer Kelly McGonigal.
In this episode of School’s In, a Stanford psychologist shows how to harness the biological stress response.

Students who try to avoid stress are missing out on important information, says Kelly McGonigal, health psychologist and science lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In this episode of School’s In, McGonigal joined GSE Dean Dan Schwartz and Senior Lecturer Denise Pope to talk about what stress actually signifies, the particular challenges of school-related stress and what a healthier stress response might look like.

“Stress is what arises in your brain and body when something you care about is at stake,” she said. “When people start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, it’s a reminder to re-engage with what matters most rather than become distracted or paralyzed.”

Listen from the link below, and find more episodes of School's In at the Stanford Radio main page. The show airs Saturdays on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121.