Publications

2020
Paresky, P., Haidt, J., Strossen, N., & Pinker, S. (2020). The New York Times surrendered to an outrage mob. Journalism will suffer for it. Politico. Publisher's Version
Muggah, R., & Pinker, S. (2020). We can make the post-Coronavirus world a much less violent place. Foreign Policy. Publisher's Version
2019
Pinker, S. (2019). One thing to change: Anecdotes aren’t data. The Harvard Gazette , June 21. Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2019). Correct For the Media’s Negativity Bias. Politico , (Sept. 20). Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2019). Why We Are Not Living in a Post‑Truth Era: An (Unnecessary) Defense of Reason and a (Necessary) Defense of Universities’ Role in Advancing it. Skeptic , 24 (3). Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2019). What can we expect from the 2020s? Financial Times , (Dec. 27). Publisher's Version what_can_we_expect_from_the_2020s_financial_times.pdf
Pinker, S. (2019). A Linguist's Guide to Quid Pro Quo. The New York Times. Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2019). Correct For the Media's Negativity Bias. Politico. Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2019). Tech Prophecy and the Underappreciated Causal Power of Ideas. In Possible Minds: 25 Ways of Looking at AI . John Brockman. possibleminds_pinker.pdf
Freitas, J. D., Thomas, K., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2019). Common knowledge, coordination, and strategic mentalizing in human social life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Publisher's Version De Freitas, Thomas, DeScioli, & Pinker 2019
Goldstein, J. S., Qvist, S. A., & Pinker, S. (2019). Nuclear Power Can Save the World. The New York Times. Publisher's Version
Freitas, J. D., DeScioli, P., Thomas, K. A., & Pinker, S. (2019). Maimonides’ Ladder: States of Mutual Knowledge and the Perception of Charitability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General , 148 (1). Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2019). Enlightenment Wars: Some Reflections on ‘Enlightenment Now,’ One Year Later. Quillette.
2018
Hartshorne, J., Tenenbaum, J., B., & Pinker, S. (2018). A critical period for second language acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 million English speakers. Cognition , 177, 263-277. hartshorne_tenenbaum_pinker_2018.pdf
Thomas, K. A., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2018). Common knowledge, coordination, and the logic of self-conscious emotions. Evolution and Human Behavior , 39, 179–190. Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2018). Steven Pinker recommends books to make you an optimist. The Guardian.
Pinker, S. (2018). Doomsday is (not) coming: The dangers of worrying about the apocalypse. The Globe and Mail.
Pinker, S. (2018). The Intellectual War on Science: It’s wreaking havoc in universities and jeopardizing the progress of research. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2018). ‘Reason is non-negotiable’: Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment. The Guardian: The Observer. Publisher's Version
Pinker, S. (2018). The Enlightenment Is Working. The Wall Street Journal . Publisher's Version

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