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
- Budget Woes Continue: No Agreement Yet to Avoid a Shutdown »
No one anticipated that this would be an easy year. Yet, with less than two weeks left in the fiscal year, no deal is in sight to fund the government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Complicating the picture for FY 2016 is the budget straightjacket that the White House and Congress placed on federal spending in late 2011 when they created budget caps and automatic spending cuts over a ten-year period. Realizing that these indiscriminate cuts were harmful to taxpayers’ interests, in 2013, a two-year partial rollback of these cuts was made for FYs 2014 and 2015. On October 1, 2015, the start of the new fiscal year, the budget caps and associated cuts will be in full play again.
- New Members Elected to FABBS Board of Directors »
On January 1, 2016, FABBS will officially welcome three scientists to our Board of Directors. We also recognize three current Board Members who have been re-elected to continue service on the Board. New to the FABBS Board will be: Nora Newcombe (President-Elect), Eugene Borgida (Member-At-Large), and Jun Zhang (Member-At-Large). Continuing their service: Bruce Overmier (Treasurer), Robert Feldman (Member-At-Large), and Donald Foss (Member-At-Large). FABBS appreciates the dedication of time and talent of these new and continuing Board members. Welcome!
- FABBS Foundation Honors Charles J. Brainerd »
Dr. Brainerd received his BS, MA, and PhD degrees in experimental psychology from Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the Division of General Psychology, the Division of Developmental Psychology, the Division of Experimental Psychology, and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and of the Psychonomic Society. Dr. Brainerd is board certified in forensic examination and in forensic medicine.
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.