Authors

Steven Pinker

 

Steven Pinker, Ph.D., is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in Harvard University’s psychology department. He is the author of seven books, two of which were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature.

 
 
  

Stories by Steven Pinker

Articles: Steven Pinker’s War and Peace, Abridged

By Steven Pinker | October 20, 2011

If you're curious about Steven Pinker's massive new book, check out this Greater Good essay for a distilled version.

 

Articles: Why Is There Peace?

By Steven Pinker | April 1, 2009

Violence is declining, argues psychologist Steven Pinker. What are we doing right?

 

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The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
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The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.


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Book of the Week

Roots of Empathy By Mary Gordon Mary Gordon explains how best to nurture empathy and social emotional literacy in all children—and thereby reduce aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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