FABBS 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.
Advocating for our Sciences
FABBS Statement on America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
Behavioral & Brain Science Contributions
In order to highlight the contributions of our sciences, FABBS has developed a collection of policy-relevant examples to show how the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior are being used to benefit individuals and our society.
News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Will Congress Get FY 2016 Spending Bills Over The Finish Line – And How Will Science Fare? »
At this time, a short-term Continuing Resolution is keeping the government doors open until December 11. Hopefully, Congress will be able to reach agreement across the aisle and avoid a shutdown before that date. Although the tracks have been greased, there are plenty of opportunities to derail the process over the next several weeks—and the lack of agreement prevented the bills from getting passed this summer.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Ann L. Brown »
Ann L. Brown was an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of experimental and developmental psychology, special education, cognitive science, education sciences and learning sciences. Indeed, she made seminal contributions to these fields that substantially shaped their direction. She overcame a “slow” start. She was a classic dyslexic who did not learn to read until she was 13 but nonetheless received a First Class Honours degree and subsequently a Ph.D. in Psychology from Bedford College at the University of London at age 24. Throughout her career, Ann’s research centered on children’s learning, but she studied it in different contexts (laboratory, individual pullout, and intact classrooms) and through different theoretical lenses (behaviorism, cognitive, and sociocultural). She also focused on understanding the nature of individual and developmental differences, with an eye to using this information to enhance the performance of younger and weaker learners, a focus that led eventually to her move to education.
FABBS 2014 Highlights
FABBS and FABBS Foundation 2014 Highlights
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.