Frederick L. Coolidge
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 is currently a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA. He has received three Fulbright Fellowships to India (1987, 1992, & 2005) and three teaching awards including the lifetime title of University of Colorado Presidential Teaching Scholar. He has also received his University’s Outstanding Research and Creative Works award (2005) and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2007). In 2015, he was appointed Senior Visiting Scholar at Oxford University (Keble College) and Visiting Scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. He co-founded the Center for Cognitive Archaeology at the University of Colorado with Archaeologist Thomas Wynn, which offers courses and certificates in Cognitive Archaeology.
Professor Coolidge has co-authored (with Thomas Wynn) two recent books: How to Think like a Neandertal (2012; Oxford University Press) and The Rise of Homo sapiens: The Evolution of Modern Thinking (2nd ed., 2016, Oxford University Press), and they have a forthcoming book Cognitive Models in Palaeolithic Archaeology (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 teaches Evolutionary Neuropsychology, which is an introduction to the evolution of structures and functions of the human brain, and he has a forthcoming book (Elsevier) by the same title. Professor Coolidge also conducts research in behavior genetics and 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 (meteorites, fossils, etc.), bicycling, playing guitar, mandolin, and ukulele, and grandfathering.