“Are we just screwing things up? Or are we making things better?”
As an experimental psychologist, Steven Pinker studies human nature. And it turns out, we’re not so bad.
Steven has been mercilessly heckled on "The Colbert Report" many times over.
If the World is a Safer Place, Why Can I Still Die?
30 Second Science with Steven Pinker
Threats, Bribes, and Come-ons. Why We Speak In Euphemisms.
The Colbert Training Guide
My Cousins the Baboons
About Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Among many other subjects, he researches and explores cognition, language and the history of human violence. In his off-hours, he makes frequent appearances on “The Colbert Report” where he endures endless jokes about his hair from host Stephen Colbert.