Seth Kinman Sharpless
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Seth Kinman Sharpless
  • May 21, 1925 - August 19, 2017
  • Boulder, Colorado

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Seth Sharpless,III, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, died on August 19, 2017 in his 92nd year. He is survived by two sons, Seth IV and Guy Sharpless.
Mr. Sharpless was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during and after WWII. During the year following the end of the war, he served as a Japanese interpreter in the military government of Okinawa.
After leaving the Navy, he took a Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and a Ph. D. degree in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal. Before moving to Boulder in 1969, he taught Psychology at Yale University and then Neuropharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Much of his research was on the adaptation of neural tissue to long-term injury or drug intoxication.
He was also an enthusiastic Scuba diver from the early days of Scuba and traveled to dive sites worldwide to enjoy that sport.

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