Behavioral Effects of Stress

Ryan Scott Patton of Khan Academy walks us through the behavioral effects of stress in his Processing the Environment Series.

Ryan Patton is a medical student at Emory University School of Medicine. Before medical school, he graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in Nursing and spent several years working as an RN in a medical/surgical intensive care unit. He also taught critical care clinical rotations for the U of A's nursing program. He is passionate about healthcare and education, and is thrilled to blend the two at Khan Academy.

About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Patton, Ryan Scott. Behavioral Effects of Stress | Processing the Environment | MCAT | Khan Academy. Youtube, Khan Academy, 2015,

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I chose this video because it is important to see how our behaviors are affected by our stress. When we notice them, we can take control of them and come back to a logical state of mind.