Profiles & Interviews

“2 1/2 D: The Stereoscopic Photography of Steven Pinker.” Review in Whitehot Magazine, April 2024

Quillette: "There's Nothing Mystical About the Idea that Ideas Change History" An Interview with Steven Pinker. December 2023

Hub Magazine, The Interview: Steve Pinker, Fall 2023

Financial Times: Steven Pinker: ‘Putin’s invasion won’t lead to a return to the age of warring civilisation’, October 2022

Bicycling: This Scientist Can't Stop Thinking Deeply About Cycling. April 2022

Steven Pinker Has His Reasons November 2021

Academic Influence: The Pressing Questions of Psychology October 2021

Penguin: Where to start with Steven Pinker September 2021

Rationality Requires Incentives: An Interview with Steven Pinker September 2021

The Times: Steven Pinker: A Generation Has to Watch Every Word - It Could Cripple Intellectual Life September 22, 2021

The New York Times Magazine: Steven Pinker Thinks Your Sense of Imminent Doom Is Wrong September 03, 2021

From Verbs to War: In Conversation With Steven Pinker May 2019

The Chronicle of Higher Education: 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, 2010

A Way With WordsNew Scientist, July 5, 2008. 

This Much I KnowThe Observer, June 22, 2008. 

Understanding Steven Pinker, BigThink, 2008. 

The Man Who Swears by Popular 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

Mind of a TeacherThe Guardian, June 24, 2003.

Darwin on the MindProspect, May 2003.

Biology vs. the Blank SlateReason, Oct. 2002.

Haven't you heard? It's in the GenesThe Guardian, Sept. 25, 2002.

Questions for Steven PinkerNew York Times Magazine, Sept. 15, 2002.

Cover story: How We ThinkMaclean's (Canada's newsmagazine), May 1, 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 and The Brain, profile in Scientific American, July 1999.


Responses to the 2020 letter to the Linguistic Society of America