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Professor of Psychology, Skidmore College

Sheldon Solomon is a professor of social psychology who teaches at Skidmore College. He earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas. He is probably best known for developing Terror Management Theory, along with Jeff Greenberg & Tom Pyszczynski which is concerned with how humans deal with their awareness of mortality. Professor Solomon is the Ross Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore.

He is the author or co-author of over a hundred articles and several books, and he's been featured in several films (Flight from Death) and television documentaries as well as countless radio interviews. He is also co-founder of Esperanto, a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, and inventor of the "doughboy" – dough filled with cheese, chicken and spices.


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    Professor of Psychology, Skidmore College