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The Elusive Peace: Steven Pinker Explains Why Violence Has Declined

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Nobel Peace Prize announcement got us thinking: What is the meaning of peace? Steven Pinker, author of "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined," shares his view. 

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In the Face of Violence, Do Societies Turn Inward to Evolve?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

During periods following brutal acts of violence or unthinkable devastation, it is easy for our brains to run wild with worry. But as violence declines worldwide, is there any argument to be made that chaos to some extent is the catalyst for reflection and change? When societies face a crisis, do they increasingly look inward to evolve? Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined," explains.

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Steven Pinker on Why Violence Has Declined

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The seemingly endless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, might make us believe we live in the most violent age ever seen. But Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, explains that just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millennia. In The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined he looks at human nature, psychology, and history to explain how this has happened.

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Between Your Ears

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Steven Pinker, psychology professor at Harvard University and the author of The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature discusses language, genomes, and all things brain.

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The Stuff of Thought

Friday, September 14, 2007

Time magazine has called Harvard Professor Steven Pinker one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World Today." His latest book, The Stuff of Thought, delves into the mental processes behind everything we say, from swear words to polite greetings, from baby names to technical jargon, explaining what the ...

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