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FEATURE14 January 2016

Steven Pinker in seven

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Steven Pinker, a professor at Harvard University, is a renowned experimental psychologist and writer on language, the mind and human nature. His most recent book is The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century 

1. You have written about a diverse range of subjects – how do you decide what to turn your attention to, and what do you want to cover next?

Steven Pinker: I like to say that, after writing a book about genocide, mass ...