Monday, June 14, 2010

Steven Pinker - Talking about Talking

A cool old video lecture by Steven Pinker (2007) on how language expresses and interacts with our thoughts and social processes - via Channel N (at Psych Central).
What can we glean about underlying thought structures from the way we ask someone to “pass the guacamole”? Preeminent psychologist and best-selling author Steven Pinker examines how the words we use, from swears to simple requests at the dinner table, reflect how we think.

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