Steven Pinker

Johnstone Family Professor
Department of Psychology
Harvard University

What He Studies

Language, mind, and human nature—including the relationship between language and politics, the neural basis of consciousness, and the genetic enhancement of human beings.


in the news

You Would’ve Hated Your Heroes: Why History’s Great People Seem So Morally Deficient

One bold hypothesis is that we have become, objectively, increasingly moral over the course of time. Several prominent thinkers, including Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker and Princeton philosopher Peter Singer, have argued in favor of this idea.
— Salon

 

'Literally,' Emojis, and Other Trends That Aren't Destroying English

Experimental psychologist Steven Pinker talks about a few cherished grammar rules he'd prefer to see forgotten—and replies to critics of his book The Sense of Style.
— The Atlantic


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Department of Psychology
Harvard University
William James Hall 970
Cambridge, MA 02l38
33 Kirkland St.

Office Phone: 617-495-0831
Fax: 617-495-3278
Email: pinker@wjh.harvard.edu