Contact Information and Background
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
- Ph.D., University of Kansas
- M.S., University of Kansas
- B.A., Franklin and Marshall College
COURSES TAUGHT AT SKIDMORE
- Introduction to Psychological Science
- Existential Psychology
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Psychological function of self-esteem
- Effects of human awareness of death on thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
- I have been here longer than most of the buildings and furniture!