Stephen Greenspan, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Rochester and did post-doctoral work at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is a professor emeritus of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado. He currently resides in the Denver area, where he maintains an active forensic psychology consulting practice in criminal cases where cognitive impairment may be a mitigating or exempting factor.
The author of Annals of Gullibility, he has also published numerous essays on aspects of social incompetence, particularly in vulnerable sub-groups but also in the general population. Recently, he has developed a theory of “foolish action,” and is at work on books pertaining to foolishness (of which gullibility is a subtype), and its obverse, common sense.