Steven Pinker

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Department of Psychology
Harvard University
Best American Science and Nature Writing The Blank Slate Words and Rules How the Mind Works The Language Instinct Learnability and Cognition Language Learnability and Language Development Edited Academic Volumes

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Excerpts, Adaptations, and Feature Articles

•Interview by Harvey Blume in Wired, March 1998.
•A dialogue between Steven Pinker and Alan Wolfe, "Evolution and the Brain," in Slate.
•Interview by Cindy Schreuder in The Chicago Tribune, November 9, 1997.
•Interview by Harvey Blume in Boston Book Review.
•RealAudio Interview on bookradio.com.
•Interview on Omni Online.
•Interview at amazon.com.
•Interview at Barnes and Noble Online. See also chat room archives at the Barnes and Noble site after October 28, 1997.
•An interview by John Brockman.
•An exchange with Stephen Jay Gould on evolutionary psychology in The New York Review of Books.
•The November 9, 1997 edition of The Chicago Tribune, has an excerpt entitled "Natural History of Covetousness," Section 2, page 1.
•The November 2, 1997 issue of The New York Times Magazine contains an article advertised on the cover as "Evolution and the Prom Mom, by Steven Pinker," and entitled "Why They Kill Their Newborns," based in part on a discussion in How the Mind Works.
•The September, 1997 issue of Natural History contains an article adapted from How the Mind Works called "The Brain's Versatile Toolbox".
•The October, 1997 issue of Discover contains an article adapted from How the Mind Works on why we don't do what's good for our genes.
•The August 18, 1997 issue of US News & World Report contains an article adapted from How the Mind Works on consciousness.
•A review in Slate of Deborah Blum's Sex on the Brain.
•An extended set of extracts appears in The Weekend Guardian, January 17.
•"Boys Will Be Boys: An evolutionary explanation for presidents behaving badly."
•Contribution to "Talk of the Town," The New Yorker, February 9, 1998.
•Feature article in The New York Times Tuesday science section, November 4, 1997. See also my response published as a Letter to the Editor, New York Times, Nov 10, 1997, p. A36, "Nature and Nurture."
•Feature article in Lingua Franca, November, 1997.
•Feature article in Publishers Weekly, October 20, 1997.
•Feature article in Chronicle of Higher Education, October 17, 1997.
•Feature article in TIME magazine, October 20, 1997.
•Cover story by Andrew Ferguson in The Weekly Standard, January 12, 1998. Also see my letter replying to Ferguson, which was published in the February 2, 1998 letters column.
•An article in The Boston Globe by John Yemma, Oct. 3, 1997, on the exchanges in the New York Review of Books among Pinker, Gould, and Dennett.
•Feature article in The Irish Times by Anna Mundo, January 3, 1998.
•Feature article by James Langton in the Sunday Telegraph.
•Feature article by Tim Radford in The Guardian, January 9, 1998.
•Feature article by Anjana Ahuja in The Times, December 29, 1997.
•Feature article by Timothy Cornwell in the Times Higher Education Supplement, January 9, 1998.
•Feature article by Nicholas Clee in The Bookseller, November 28, 1993.
•Feature article by Jerome Burne in The Independent, January, 19, 1998.
•Article by Paul Johnson in The Spectator, January 31, 1998.
•Article on debate with Steven Rose in The Times, January 22, 1998, p. 20
Feature article in The Irish Times by Anna Mundo, January 3, 1998.
•Feature article by James Langton in the Sunday Telegraph.
•Feature article by Tim Radford in The Guardian, January 9, 1998.
•Feature article by Anjana Ahuja in The Times, December 29, 1997.
•Feature article by Timothy Cornwell in the Times Higher Education Supplement, January 9, 1998.
•Feature article by Nicholas Clee in The Bookseller, November 28, 1993.
•Feature article by Jerome Burne in The Independent, January, 19, 1998.
•Article by Paul Johnson in The Spectator, January 31, 1998.
•Article on debate with Steven Rose in The Times, January 22, 1998, p. 20
•Feature story in Handelsblad, January 1998.
•Interview in Psychologie, March 1998.
•Feature story in The Jerusalem Report, July 6, 1998.