Steven Pinker

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Birthday
18, 1954
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Canada

About

An experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and popular science author known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2003 for his book The Blank Slate.

Before Fame

He received a bachelor's in psychology from McGill University in 1976.

Trivia

In his 2011 book The Better Angels of Our Nature he argued that violence has decreased over time.

Family Life

He married Rebecca Goldstein in 2007.

Associated With

He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize two years after Dave Eggers was.