Steven James Cool

  • Born: December 2, 1940
  • Died: August 1, 2019
  • Location: Portland, Oregon

Tribute & Message From The Family

Steven was born on December 2, 1940 and passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Steven was a resident of Portland, Oregon at the time of passing.

He completed undergraduate studies in psychology and modern languages at Trinity College (Connecticut) and graduate studies at the University of Illinois with a master's in psychology, a doctorate in physiological psychology and a minor in physiology and biophysics.

A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20th.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Steven's name to support The Carter Center (

Condolence & Memory Journal

I was sorry to miss the service this afternoon because I was in clinic. Dr. Cool was my professor and I now teach one of his classes. He taught us the Hans Selye theory from "The Stress of Life" good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress). Dr. Cool was always an iconoclast and as a result, I remember the colorful parts of his lectures better than most. I will miss him.

Posted by James Kundart - Beaverton, OR - Student   September 20, 2019