Reed, L., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2014). The commitment function of angry facial expressions. Psychological Science , 25 (8), 1511-1517.
Pinker, S., & Mack, A. (2014). The world is not falling apart. Slate.
Ronen, S., Gonçalves, B., Hu, K., Vespignani, A., Pinker, S., & Hidalgo, C. (2014). Links that speak: The global language network and its association with global fame. PNAS.
Pinker, S. (2014). Passive Resistance - The active voice isn't always the best choice. The Atlantic.
Pinker, S. (2014). Why academics stink at writing. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Thomas, K., DeScioli, P., Sultan Haque, O., & Pinker, S. (2014). The Psychology of Coordination and Common Knowledge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , 107 (4), 657-676. PDF
Pinker, S. (2014). The Source of Bad Writing. The Wall Street Journal.
Reitveld, C., Esko, T., Pinker, S., & et al,. (2014). Common genetic variants associated with cognitive performance identified using theproxy-phenotype method. PNAS. PDF
Pinker, S. (2014). The Trouble with Harvard: The Ivy League is broken and only standardized tests can fix it. The New Republic.
van der Lely, H. K. J., & Pinker, S. (2014). The biological basis of language: insight from developmental grammatical impairments. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. PDF
Pinker, S. (2014). Mind Games - Pop Quiz Psychology. New York Times.
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Pinker, S. (2014). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century . New York, NY: Penguin.Abstract
“Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —


Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care?

In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

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Pinker, S., & Wiestier, L. (2013). Science vs. the Humanities Round III. New Republic.