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Frederick Lawrence Coolidge

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Frederick Lawrence Coolidge

Guest Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • B.A.:University of Florida, 1969
  • M.A.: University of Florida, 1970
  • Ph.D.: University of Florida, 1974

Email: fcoolidge -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Work Experience

    • Guest Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Jan 2021 - Present)
    • Full Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado Springs (2019)
    • Psychology Department Chairman (1986 - 1989)
    • Director/Co-Director of Clinical Training (1979 - 1986)
    • Director, Center for Teaching Excellence (1990 - 1998)
    • Assistant Professor of Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (1977 - 1979)
    • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma (1976 - 1977)
    • Clinical Forensic Psychologist, South Florida State Hospital, Hollywood, Florida (1976)
    • APA-approved Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1975 - 1976)
    • Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1974 - 1975)
    • Instructor, part-time, Lake City Community College, Lake City, Florida (1971 - 1975)
    • Graduate Training Assistantship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1972 - 1974)
    • Graduate instructor for experimental design, research methodology, and statistics.
    • Clinical Psychologist, part-time. Raiford State Prison, Raiford, Florida (1973)
    • Assistant Laboratory Technician, University of Florida Sleep Laboratory, Gainesville, Florida (1969 - 1970)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Coolidge, F. L., Marle, P. D., Rhoades, C. S., Monaghan, P. L., &Segal, D. L. (2013). Psychometric properties of a new measure to assess autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 126-130.
    2. Coolidge, F. L., Estey, A. J.,Segal, D. L.,& Marle, P. D. (2013).Are alexithymia and schizoid personality disorder synonymous diagnoses? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54, 141-148.
    3. Coolidge, F. L. (2012).On the emergence of grammatical language as a means of bypassing the limitations of working memory capacity. Physics of Life Reviews, 9, 217-218.
    4. Coolidge, F. L., & Overmann, K. A. (2012). Numerosity, abstraction, and the evolution of symbolic thinking. Current Anthropology, 53, 204-225.
    5. Cahill, B. S, Coolidge, F. L., Segal, D. L., Klebe, K. J., Marle, P. D., & Overmann, K. A. (2012). Prevalence of ADHD and its subtypes in male and female adult prison inmates. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30, 154-166.
    6. Wynn, T., & Coolidge, F. L. (2012). The inner Neandertal. New Scientist, January 14, Issue 2847, 26-27. (editorial modifications by New Scientist)

  • Awards

    • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, 2006-2007.
    • Fulbright Fellowship, Lectureship, India, October-December, 2005.
    • Letters, Arts, and Sciences Annual Outstanding Research and Creative Works Award, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2004-2005.
    • Fulbright Fellowship, Lectureship, India, August-December, 1992.
    • Presidential Teaching Scholar, A life-time title awarded by the University of Colorado President for career teaching achievement, 1990.
    • Fulbright Fellowship, Lectureship, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, July-November, 1987.
    • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1986-1987.
    • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1983-1984. Bestowed by the University of Colorado Alumni and Friends Association, May, 1984.