The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
Monday, November 2, 2009
Young Auditorium, 7 pm
Evolutional psychologist Steven Pinker is one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists. The Times (London) calls him “academia’s rock star,” with his wild hair and controversial ideas. Currently, Pinker is Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pinker’s research demonstrates that the human mind is not a blank slate at birth, and that some elements of language are also pre-programmed.
Andersen Library has a number of Pinker’s books (including several books with chapters by him). So take a look at HALCAT to see a list of his books.
Pinker’s book, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, is available at many other UW Libraries and may be requested through Universal Borrowing.
PsycInfo (EBSCOhost) is a great place to search for articles by Pinker.