Bring Your Questions for Author Steven Pinker

...tranquility of the present. In his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker lays out the difference in stark contrast,...

Author Steven Pinker Answers Your Questions

...Photo credit: Rebecca Goldstein Last week we solicited your questions for author and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker on his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why...

The Decline and Fall of Violence: Full Transcript

...shot.” Quantify for me, Dubner. Dubner: So the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker has just published a new book called“Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.” And he argues that our...

The Decline and Fall of Violence

...builds off the fascinating new book by Steven Pinker called The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Pinker has just completed a very good Q&A on our...

The FREAKest Links: Cold Case and Hot Button Edition

...get solved.” Similar decks have been created and distributed in San Diego; Kansas City, Mo.; and Odessa, Tex. The Chicago Sun-Times excerpts Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker‘s preface to the...

Women Are Not Men

...Steven Pinker about his research on the history of violence. Pinker has a surprising and counterintuitive thesis: violence has declined and the world is a much more peaceful place than...

The two smartest musicians I ever met

...else– a blog to accompany it. Steve Pinker was also at the table that day. (If he were a musician, he would definitely be one of the two smartest musicians...

The Neuroscience Behind Sexual Desire: Authors of A Billion Wicked Thoughts Answer Your Questions

...was entirely anonymous: we neither requested nor received identifying information about individuals. Regarding temerity, our book has been endorsed by several scientists we respect and admire, including Steven Pinker, Donald...

Carrots and Sticks at the RSA

...this cool animation of a Stephen Pinker talk).   Here is a 15-minute condensation of a talk I gave about my book, Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get...

Our 100th Episode! Full Transcript

...financially literate in order to get along very well financially in life. David LESTER : Regions with a higher quality of life have a higher suicide rate. Steve PINKER :...