Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker

Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Friday May 28, 2010, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM - Grand Ballroom

Steven Pinker Steven Pinker
Harvard University

Language is the main channel in which human beings share the contents of their consciousness. It thus offers a window into human nature. Pinker shows how grammar is a window into cognition, swearing is a window into emotion, and innuendo is a window into social relationships.

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University