On This Day … 18 September [2022]

People (Births)

  • 1888 – Toni Wolff, Swiss psychologist and author (d. 1953).
  • 1954 – Steven Pinker, Canadian-American psychologist, linguist, and author.

Toni Wolff

Toni Anna Wolff (18 September 1888 to 21 March 1953) was a Swiss Jungian analyst and a close collaborator of Carl Jung. During her analytic career Wolff published relatively little under her own name, but she helped Jung identify, define, and name some of his best-known concepts, including anima, animus, and persona, as well as the theory of the psychological types. Her best-known paper is an essay on four “types” or aspects of the feminine psyche: the Amazon, the Mother, the Hetaira, and the Medial (or mediumistic) Woman.

Steven Pinker

Steven Arthur Pinker (born 18 September 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, psycholinguist, popular science author and public intellectual. He is an advocate of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

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