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Susan Pinker

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Susan Pinker

Psychologist; Author, The Village Effect; Social Science Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Susan Pinker

Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist who writes about social science. She was educated at McGill University and the University of Waterloo, after which she spent 25 years in clinical practice and teaching psychology, first at Dawson College, then at McGill University. Her newspaper columns, Problem Solving and The Business Brain , appeared weekly in The Globe and Mail from 2002-2012. She currently writes a column on human behavior, Mind and Matter , for The Wall Street Journal. Susan Pinker's first book, The Sexual Paradox: Men, Women and the Real Gender Gap , about the roots of sex differences in the classroom and the workplace, was a New York Times' Editors' Choice and was awarded The William James Book Award by the American Psychological Association. It has been published in 17 countries. Her writing has also been recognized in awards from the Canadian Medical Association (2000), the Professional Writers' Association of Canada (2002, 2010), The International Society for Intelligence Research (2014), and she has been nominated for the John Alexander Media Award (2000), the Aventis Pasteur Medal for Excellence in Health Research Journalism (1999), the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award (2007).