Susan Pinker's New Book
The Village Effect
In this surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings.
Random House Canada
Speigel & Grau, US
Atlantic Books , UK Edition
Tantor Media (Audio Book)
Why Looks Count in Politics: In elections, appearance counts more than most of us care to admit. It all comes down to the brain’s orbitofrontal cortex
What Do We Miss When We Communicate Online?
February 10, 2016
Children’s Lies are a Sign of Cognitive Progress: Research shows that kids’ ability to bend the truth is a developmental milestone, much like walking and talking
January 13, 2016
The Village Effect” | Talks at Google
November 20, 2015
Changes in Sense of Humor May Presage Dementia: New research suggests that shifts in what a person finds funny can herald imminent changes in the brain—possibly presaging certain types of dementia
November 18, 2015
Featured in Tech Insider: A psychologist visited an Italian island to find out why so many people lived to 100 — and discovered something amazing
November 11, 2015
For Babies, Copy-Cat Games Provide a Social Compass: Researchers begin to understand infants’ imitations
October 21, 2015
Walk Without Borders Challenge
Four friends–one Catholic, one Protestant, one Muslim and one Jewish–decided to walk 200 kilometers of the ancient pilgrimage route of Compostelle, in France, in order to support MSF, to vanquish fear and meet personal challenges.
We are big supporters of the lifesaving humanitarian medical aid Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provides to people in need around the world. That’s why we’re walking to raise funds for MSF in the 2015 Walk Without Borders Challenge. I hope you’ll sponsor us as we step up to help save lives.
October 14, 2015
About the Author
SUSAN PINKER is a developmental psychologist, journalist and author whose first book, The Sexual Paradox, won the American Psychological Association’s most prestigious literary prize, the William James Book Award, and was published in 17 countries. A national columnist, lecturer and broadcaster whose work has garnered many writing awards, Pinker’s ideas have been featured in the New York Times, the Times, the Guardian, the Economist, the Atlantic, Financial Times, Der Spiegel, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Montreal.
August 12th, 2016 | Ottawa
Keynote: Canadian Bar Association; Canadian Legal Conference
August 9th, 2016 | Washington DC
Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
May 11th, 2016 | Edmonton
Keynote: Creating resilient, healthier communities