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The Ideas Keep Coming: 2004 IDEAS Boston Speaker Proposes Violence is Declining

September 29, 2011

Steven Pinker, Harvard psychology professor, 2004 IDEAS Boston speaker, and expert on how the mind processes language and vision, has ventured into new and fascinating territory with his upcoming book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, scheduled out in October.  The 800-page work presents a history of human violence, and proposes that the rate of mankind’s violence is declining.  Pinker provides possible explanations of this downward and positive trend in psychological terms.

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