Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.
Dr. Sheldon Solomon is a psychologist and the Ross Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. He is best known for developing Terror Management Theory, along with Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski, which is concerned with how humans deal with their own sense of mortality. Dr. Solomon is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles and several books, including In the Wake of 9-11: The Psychology of Terror. He’s been featured in several films and TV documentaries as well as countless radio interviews.

Blogs by Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

Dr. Sheldon Solomon on the Empathetic Nature of Human Beings: Exclusive Interview

The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Sheldon Solomon. Sheldon Solomon talks about the empathic nature of human beings. LF: It’s interesting because I’m reading a book by Sara Hardy, she’s a cultural anthropologist and I love this. And we really are social creatures. And we really… Read more »

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Terror Management Theory: Exclusive Interview

The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Sheldon Solomon. TMT Findings Imply A Better Way To Live Sheldon Solomon talks about Terror Management Theory and the implications of a better way to live. SS: It is important for people to feel that they are of genuine value… Read more »

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon On Death Awareness and Culture Formation: Exclusive Interview

Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Death Awareness and Culture Formation [SlideDeck2 id=13293] Sheldon Solomon talks about Ernest Becker’s description of how death awareness fashions the formation of culture. SS: These are ideas we kind of, I think, borrowed or maybe extrapolated a little from what we gleaned from Ernest Becker. As you know, his argument is… Read more »

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Teaching in Prisons: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Sheldon Solomon

The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Sheldon Solomon. Sheldon Solomon talks about his experience teaching in prisons. SS:I spent a decade in the prisons – the maximum security and medium security prison – in New York working with inmates to teach them college courses. And it… Read more »

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Terror Management Theory: Exclusive Interview

The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Sheldon Solomon. Sheldon Solomon talks about how Terror Management Theory began. ….we were egghead researchers trying to understand why people couldn’t get along with other people who didn’t share their beliefs about reality. And then we stumbled onto Ernest Becker’s… Read more »

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Death Awareness and Psychological Growth

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Stamping Out Children’s Innate Curiousity

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Sexuality and Death Awareness: Exclusive Interview

The following transcript contains part of an exclusive interview with Dr. Lisa Firestone and Dr. Sheldon Solomon. Sheldon Solomon talks about sexuality and death awareness. LF                   You know, you’ve written some, too, about how our feelings about death affect how we feel about our bodies and really, you know, sort of the problem with sex… Read more »

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Dr. Sheldon Solomon on Terror Management Theory

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Exclusive Interview Series with Dr. Sheldon Solomon

Watch this playlist of interviews with terror management expert Dr. Sheldon Solomon: Order a DVD of Dr. Sheldon Solomon’s full interview with PsychAlive, “Creating Meaning“ In this DVD, Dr. Sheldon Solomon addresses a variety of topics concerning how human beings can create meaningful lives in the face of death. In a lively and candid style,… Read more »

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