welcome_to_fabbs.gifFABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Understanding the human element of many of society’s challenges in healthcare, conservation behavior, human conflicts, economic decision making and more is a key component to improving the welfare of individuals and our society.

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News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • What’s New – and Not So New – on Capitol Hill in 2015 »
    On the heels of a tough, but successful defense of our sciences last year, behavioral and social scientists may wonder what’s in store this year, especially with a new Congress. Our sciences faced, in a House authorization bill, a potential 42% cut at the National Science Foundation. The cut never materialized in the House Appropriations bill that included NSF, but make no mistake that the threat was real. There are a number of factors driving actions on Capitol Hill, all of which will play into how the behavioral and social sciences will fare this year.
  • Connecting Science with Policy for the Public Good »
    Researchers with solid data or evidence that could go a ways in crafting good policy routinely hear cries these days that they must push their findings into the public sphere for the public good. That was a major impetus for the creation of the new annual journal, Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS), produced by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences with SAGE as publisher.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Harold W. Stevenson »
    Harold W. Stevenson was a psychologist whose work made conceptual and empirical contributions to our understanding of children's learning. Following the completion of his Ph.D. degree in psychology at Stanford (1951), his work on understanding the development of learning utilized experiments that typically used either animals or adults. His rigorous paradigms were employed to study learning with a focus on issues such as tangible vs. social rewards, effects of fear of failure, central and incidental learning, and visual display learning, especially television. His book, Children’s Learning (1972) became a leading source of information and his students became the leaders in pursuing our understanding of the developmental processes involved in early learning and cognition.
  • FABBS Foundation Announces 2015 Early Career Impact Award Winners »
    The FABBS Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Early Career Impact Award. This award recognizes early career scientists of FABBS member societies who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Now in our third year, we are honoring eight outstanding scientists representing a broad array of research. The scientists will receive the award at their nominating society’s 2015 Annual Meeting or another high visibility venue. In addition, FABBS Foundation will work with the winners to disseminate their work to a public audience through our science writing program.

FABBS Mission Statement

FABBS promotes human potential and well-being by advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. As a coalition of scientific societies, we communicate with policy makers and the public about the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these sciences.