Steven Pinker

1954 - Today

Steven Pinker

Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.Pinker's academic specializations are visual cognition and psycholinguistics. His experimental subjects include mental imagery, shape recognition, visual attention, children's language development, regular and irregular phenomena in language, the neural bases of words and grammar, and the psychology of cooperation and communication, including euphemism, innuendo, emotional expression, and common knowledge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steven Pinker has received more than 2,117,345 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 97th most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Steven Pinker ranks 97 out of 169Before him are Michael Balint, Benjamin Bloom, Rudolf Arnheim, Donald O. Hebb, Walter Bradford Cannon, and Benjamin Spock. After him are Heinz Kohut, Théodule-Armand Ribot, Édouard Claparède, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Henri Wallon, and Harry Stack Sullivan.

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Among people born in 1954, Steven Pinker ranks 45Before him are Vojislav Šešelj, Ray Liotta, Lee Child, Hrant Dink, Dennis Quaid, and Gianna Nannini. After him are Prayut Chan-o-cha, Rene Russo, Ilan Ramon, Robert Kocharyan, Riccardo Patrese, and Ron Howard.

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Among people born in Canada, Steven Pinker ranks 64 out of 840Before him are Jean Vanier (1928), James Randi (1928), Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), Donald O. Hebb (1904), and David H. Hubel (1926). After him are Rachel McAdams (1978), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), Geneviève Bujold (1942), David Easton (1917), Justin Bieber (1994), and Loreena McKennitt (1957).


Among psychologists born in Canada, Steven Pinker ranks 4Before him are Albert Bandura (1925), Eric Berne (1910), and Donald O. Hebb (1904). After him are Jordan Peterson (1962).

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