Publications by Type: Journal Article

Seitz, B. M., Aktipis, A., Buss, D. M., Alcock, J., Bloom, P., Gelfand, M., Harris, S., et al. (2020). The pandemic exposes human nature: 10 evolutionary insights. PNAS. Publisher's Version seitz_et_al._2020_pandemic_evo_insights.pdf
Pinker, S. (2020). In Memoriam: Judith Rich Harris (1938 - 2019). American Psychologist , 75 (7). Publisher's Version pinker_2020_judith_harris_obituary.pdf
Mehr, S., Singh, M., Knox, D., Kettler, D. M., Pickens-Jones, D., Atwood, S., Lucas, C., et al. (2019). Universality and diversity in human song. Science , 366 (6468). Publisher's Version mehr_et_al_universality_diversity_in_human_song_science.pdf
Freitas, J. D., Thomas, K., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2019). Common knowledge, coordination, and strategic mentalizing in human social life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Publisher's Version De Freitas, Thomas, DeScioli, & Pinker 2019
Freitas, J. D., DeScioli, P., Thomas, K. A., & Pinker, S. (2019). Maimonides’ Ladder: States of Mutual Knowledge and the Perception of Charitability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General , 148 (1). Publisher's Version
Hartshorne, J., Tenenbaum, J., B., & Pinker, S. (2018). A critical period for second language acquisition: Evidence from 2/3 million English speakers. Cognition , 177, 263-277. hartshorne_tenenbaum_pinker_2018.pdf
Thomas, K. A., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2018). Common knowledge, coordination, and the logic of self-conscious emotions. Evolution and Human Behavior , 39, 179–190. Publisher's Version
Freitas, J. D., DeScioli, P., Nemirow, J., Massenkoff, M., & Pinker, S. (2017). Kill or Die: Moral Judgment Alters Linguistic Coding of Causality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition , 43 (8), 1173–1182. Publisher's Version
Thomas, K., DeScioli, P., Freitas, J. D., & Pinker, S. (2016). Recursive Mentalizing and Common Knowledge in the Bystander Effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology General , 145 (5). Thomas_Descioli_De_Freitas_Pinker_Recursive_Mentalizing_2016.pdf
Pinker, S. (2016). Steven Pinker on the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Wall Street Journal.
Pinker, S., & Santos, J. M. (2016). Colombia's Milestone in World Peace. New York Times.
Shoard, C., Perry, P., Pinker, S., Keltner, D., Blackmore, S., & Greenfield, S. (2016). Psycho thrillers: five movies that teach us how the mind works. The Guardian.
Reed, L., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2014). The commitment function of angry facial expressions. Psychological Science , 25 (8), 1511-1517.
Ronen, S., Gonçalves, B., Hu, K., Vespignani, A., Pinker, S., & Hidalgo, C. (2014). Links that speak: The global language network and its association with global fame. PNAS.
Pinker, S. (2014). Passive Resistance - The active voice isn't always the best choice. The Atlantic.