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Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Residence halls and the dining hall will remain open for students on campus and those who are able to return to campus on Sunday. However, all other scheduled activities have been cancelled.

Essential staff should report as scheduled. Facilities Services will continue to work throughout the storm. Read more at www.skidmore.edu/alert/

Psychology Department
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Sheldon Solomon
Professor

Contact Information and Background

Email: ssolomon@skidmore.edu
Phone: 518-580-5312
Office: TLC 304

Sheldon Solomon is Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College.  His studies of the effects of the uniquely human awareness of death on behavior have been supported by the National Science Foundation and Ernest Becker Foundation, and were featured in the award winning documentary film Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality.  He is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life.  Sheldon is an American Psychological Society Fellow, and a recipient of an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation (2007), a Lifetime Career Award by the International Society for Self and Identity (2009), and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Annual Faculty Award (2011).

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • M.S., University of Kansas
  • B.A., Franklin and Marshall College

COURSES TAUGHT AT SKIDMORE

  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Personality
  • Existential Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Psychological function of self-esteem
  • Effects of human awareness of death on thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

RANDOM FACT

  • I have been here longer than most of the buildings and furniture!

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