Dr. Susan Linn On Make Believe
Psychologist Susan Linn is Associate Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. Her books, Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood and The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World have been praised in publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and Mother Jones. Dr. Linn is an internationally recognized expert on play and the impact of commercialism on children and has appeared on such national media programs as Sixty Minutes, Now with Bill Moyers, Good Morning America, and World News Tonight.
In 2006 Dr. Linn was awarded a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for her work on behalf of children.