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STEVEN ARTHUR PINKER
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About Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker was born September 18th 1954 in Canada and is a Psychologist. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (MIT)
Art works best because it appears to certain faculties of the mind. Music depends on de-tail of the auditory system, painting and sculpture on the visual system. Poetry and Literature depend on language- Steven Pinker
Steven Pinker is famous for studying the theory of the mind. The theory of the mind is how people react and why. The modern technology these days have helped Steven test how humans react to certain things.
Why Is Steven Famous?
Without Steven Pinker
Without these tests by Steven Pinker, you and I would never know why we react to different things. Like or dislike. The tests that Steven ran were to see there traits, behavior and mental abilities.
Steven has published 10 books and in 2009 he was in the top 100 scientists for thinking and influential thoughts.
Psychologist: An expert in human behavior
Psychologists can work at an individual, group or organizational level of their ability to give positive advice to human behavior, for a bright future.
The mind is a neural computer- Steven Pinker
At the dinner table, Steven was arguing with his parents about human nature. They said "what would the world be like with no police?" Steven said. "Police make no difference."
As a 15 year old boy Steven thought they didn't need a police force to keep world peace and that the Governments caused the problems they were supposed to solve.
I get drawn in when i feel there is something deep- Steven Pinker
Books By Steven Pinker
The modern technology that Steven used was an X-Ray machine to look at pictures of their brains, legs, arms, hands e.t.c. For example, he would like to see if the brain was functioning properly and to see if anything was wrong such as headaches and others. and the difference between someone with a headache and someone with out.
What tests does a Psychologist run?
-Clinical Interview~Concerned about something.
-Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (IQ)~Disability. (mental abilities)
-Personality Assessment~Traits. (what you like and dislike)
-Behavioral Assessment~ The measurement of behavior through observation.
Psychological testing is divided into 4 types: