Profiles & Interviews

Inside the Mind of One of the World's Most Influential Thinkers

Twenty Questions with Steven Pinker
From Verbs to War: In Conversation With Steven Pinker May 2019
Why Do People Love to Hate Steven Pinker? March 2019
Montreal Gazette: Dawson's 50th anniversary: Harvard prof Pinker on college's 'wild' days February 6, 2019
52 Insights: Why Our World Is Getting Better January 4, 2019
Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture: Get Shorty: Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment Fall, 2018
New York Times: Steven Pinker Thinks the Future Is Looking Bright November 19, 2018
FT Magazine: Q&A with experimental psychologist Steven Pinker April 27, 2018
The Times Literary Supplement: Twenty Questions with Steven Pinker February 22, 2018
The Weekly Standard: Identity Politics Is 'An Enemy of Reason and Enlightenment Values' February 15, 2018
Scientific American: The Secret behind One of the Greatest Success Stories in All of History February 15, 2018
Playboy Profile: Steven Pinker and the Radical Case for Optimism February 13, 2018
Steven Pinker: ‘The way to deal with pollution is not to rail against consumption’ February 11, 2018
The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker January 29, 2018
It may have seemed like the world fell apart in 2016. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it didn’t December 22, 2016
The United States Is Not an Apocalyptic Wasteland, Explains Steven Pinker December 6, 2016
Relative Values: Professor Steven Pinker, psychologist, and his wife, the philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein September 4, 2016
You may think the world is falling apart. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it isn't. August 16, 2016
Scholars Talk Writing: Steven Pinker August 1, 2016
Election of Harvard faculty to National Academy of Sciences May 3, 2016
Five Questions for Steven Pinker. Undark. March 9, 2016.
Inside the Mind of One of the World's Most Influential Thinkers. Smashing Interviews Magazine. October 20, 2015. 
Steven Pinker interview: case against bioethocrats & CRISPR germline ban. Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog. August 10, 2015.
A Jewish Atheist Asks, “Is There Moral Progress?” The Jewish Journal. March 12, 2015.
Steven Pinker: ‘Twitter can hone your skills as a writer’. The Guardian - Observer Tech, November 9, 2014
Interview - Steven Pinker. E-International Relations, October 10, 2014
Steven Pinker: By the Book. New York Times Book Review, September 25, 2014
What could be more interesting than how the mind works? Harvard Gazette, May 6, 2014
Steven Pinker: We don't throw virgins into volcanoes anymore. Mosaic ScienceMarch 4, 2014
At Home: Steven Pinker, The Financial Times, Dec. 14th, 2012
Human Nature's Pathologist, The New York Times, Nov. 28, 2011.
Steven Pinker: Fighting talk from the prophet of peace, The Guardian, Oct. 15, 2011. 
Steven Pinker: the optimistic voice of science, The Guardian, Sept. 17, 2011.
Two Siblings, One Spotlight, Psychology Today, Sept. 6, 2011.
In Depth: Steven Pinker, BookTV / C-SPAN2, video interview & feature
The Stuff of Steven Pinker, video interview, The Science Network
A Way With WordsNew Scientist, July 5, 2008. 
This Much I Know, The Observer, June 22, 2008. 
Understanding Steven Pinker, BigThink, 2008. 
The Man Who Swears by ScienceThe Times, Oct. 20, 2007
Proud Atheists (with Rebecca Goldstein), Salon, Oct. 15, 2007
Reality CheckTimes Higher Education Supplement, Oct. 17, 2007
Steven Pinker Knows What's Going on Inside Your HeadSunday Times, Oct. 13, 2007. 
Basic InstinctsThe Guardian, Sept. 22, 2007
InterviewCosmoetica, August 25, 2007
How Steven Pinker Works, The Harvard Crimson, November 4, 2005.
Time 100: The 100 Most Influential People in the World TodayTime, Apr 26, 2004
Boldface Professors, Education Life section, New York Times, Apr 25, 2004
The Rise of the Trophy ProfessorBoston Globe Magazine, June 29, 2003.
Mind of a TeacherThe Guardian, June 24, 2003.
Darwin on the MindJerusalem Post, May 2003.
Harvard raids MIT for eminent professorBoston Globe, April 4, 2003.
Biology vs. the Blank SlateReason, Oct. 2002.
We are who we are or are we? USA Today, Oct. 3, 2002.
Haven't you heard? It's in the GenesThe Guardian, Sept. 25, 2002.
Questions for Steven PinkerNew York Times Magazine, Sept. 15, 2002.
Lunch with FT InterviewFinancial Times, Sept. 12, 2002.
Cover storyMaclean's (Canada's newsmagazine), May 1, 2000.
Interview by John KochBoston Globe Sunday Magazine, Jan 23, 2000.
Steven Pinker: The Mind Reader, profile in The Guardian, November 6, 1999.
Gould, Pinker, Lewontin, Wilson: Who's the Fittest Evolutionist of them All?Lingua Franca, Nov. 1999.
Pinker on the Brain, profile in Scientific American, July 1999.