David Myers

Steven Pinker's 10-Item Quiz Relating Psychology to Everyday Life

Blog Post created by David Myers Expert on Jul 19, 2016

Originally posted on April 16, 2014.


Part of our pleasure in writing psychological science is identifying the big ideas and findings that educated people should know.  Another part of our pleasure is relating these ideas and findings to people’s everyday lives.

Our Harvard colleague Steven Pinker, one of psychology’s public intellectuals, has offered—courtesy of the New York Times—a short quiz that invites people to relate some of psychology’s ideas to real life and pop culture.  Perhaps you, or your students, might enjoy some of the quiz items—here.