Lins Bits

Fixes: On Gay Rights, Moving Real-Life Friends to Action

July 8th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By TINA ROSENBERG Published: July 7, 2011  NYT How one Web site capitalized on the bonds among friends to mobilize people in New York’s gay marriage campaign.

The Unexamined Society

July 8th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By DAVID BROOKS NYT Published: July 7, 2011 Behavioral research helps us address problems holistically and design effective policies. It’s the last thing that should be facing a slash in financing.

The End Of Gender?

June 24th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

by LINTON WEEKS NPR June 23, 2011 Look closely and you may see signposts.  

Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight

June 23rd, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By BENEDICT CAREY NYT Published: June 23, 2011 Marsha M. Linehan works with seriously suicidal people, having faced the same struggles when she was younger.

The Bilingual Advantage

June 1st, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By CLAUDIA DREIFUS Published: May 30, 2011 NYT Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.

Oprah, I Hardly Knew You

May 28th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN Published: May 27, 2011  NYT Four interviews later, she’s still a mystery to me.

Need Therapy? A Good Man Is Hard to Find

May 22nd, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By BENEDICT CAREY Published: May 21, 2011  NYT Mental health care is a profession increasingly dominated by women, giving rise to concern that some men in need of help may go without.

As Little Girls and Boys Grow, They Think Alike

March 22nd, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

WSJ Mar 22, 2011 by Avery Johnson Boys’ and girls’ brains are different—but not always in the ways you might think. A common stereotype is that boys develop more slowly than girls, putting them at a disadvantage in school where pressure to perform is starting ever younger. Another notion is that puberty is a time […]

The Wrong Type of Talk Therapy

March 19th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

New York Times By KEELY KOLMES Published: March 18, 2011 Online reviews of mental health services don’t help patients.

Is Happiness Overrated?

March 16th, 2011 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

Tuesday, March 15, 2011   In the Lab    WSJ Study Finds Physical Benefits to Some (Not All) Good Feelings The relentless pursuit of happiness may be doing us more harm than good. Some researchers say happiness as people usually think of it—the experience of pleasure or positive feelings—is far less important to physical health than the type of […]

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