Frederick L. Coolidge Ph.D.

Frederick L. Coolidge Ph.D.

Frederick L. Coolidge received his BA, MA, and PhD in Psychology at the University of Florida and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. He has been awarded three Fulbright Fellowships to India (1987, 1992, & 2005) and three teaching awards at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) in 1984, 1987, and 1992, including the lifetime title of University of Colorado Presidential Teaching Scholar. In 2005, he received the UCCS College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences’ Outstanding Research and Creative Works award, and in 2007 he received the UCCS campus-wide Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. In 2012, he co-founded the UCCS Center for Cognitive Archaeology with Archaeologist Thomas Wynn, which offers unique online courses including Paleoneuropsychology, the study of the evolution of structures and functions of the human brain. Professors Coolidge and Wynn have also published two books together: The Rise of Homo sapiens: The Evolution of Modern Thinking (2009; Wiley-Blackwell), and How to Think like a Neandertal (2012; Oxford University Press). They have also published together in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Current Anthropology, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Anthropological Research, International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, and others. Professor Coolidge also conducts research in behavior genetics and lifespan personality assessment, publishing in the journals Behavior Genetics, Developmental Neuropsychology, Journal of Personality Disorders¸ American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and others. Professor Coolidge’s hobbies include reading, traveling, collecting rocks, meteorites, and fossils, bicycling, playing in a rock band, and grandfathering.

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