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Psychologist and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity

Steven Pinker is a Canadian psychologist, linguist, cognitive scientist and author. An experimental scientist who is interested in all areas of the mind, Pinker’s research has included visual cognition and psycholinguistics. He has written six books for a general audience, beginning with The Language Instinct (1994). His most recent book is The Better Angels of Our Nature (2011), which was shortlisted for the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize. In 2006, he was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Articles by Steven Pinker:

If I ruled the world: We should stop idealising the past and appreciate the present

Familiar future: Why the future is constrained by human nature

More on Steven Pinker:

Darwin on the mind: Steven Pinker and the rise of evolutionary psychology

Human conditions: Steven Pinker believes in a progressive science of humanity. John Gray is a tragic fatalist. Are either of them right? Kenan Malik investigates

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