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Steven Pinker Interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking”

Steven Pinker

We sat down with Steven Pinker in February for our upcoming documentary, “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title), which explores what the SAT measures and means.

Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on language and cognition, writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time and The New Republic, and is the author of ten books. He was interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title) in February, 2015.

His TED Talk “What our Language Habits Reveal”, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.

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February Filming Update – “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title)

We had the privilege of interviewing esteemed professors, writers and tutors about the SAT in February. Below are some behind-the-scenes photos of these real-world practitioners and luminaries discussing the test.

In the photo to the left, Akil Bello, Cofounder of Bell Curves – a socially responsible test preparation company, interacts with filmmaker Chikara Motomura prior to an interview for “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title) in February, 2015.

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Nicholas Lemann: Professor, Former Dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Writer (Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post and several books including “The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy”) is interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title). February, 2015.

Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, is interviewed for "The Test” (working title) in February, 2015
Leon Botstein, President of Bard College, is interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title). February, 2015

Authors Debbie Stier: "The Perfect Score", and Erika Meltzer: “The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar", are interviewed for "The Test” (working title) in February, 2015.
Authors Debby Stier: “The Perfect Score”, and Erika Meltzer: “The Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar”, are interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title). February, 2015.