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. 

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • NSF Director Making the Case for All Sciences on Capitol Hill »
    Dr. France Córdova, NSF Director, spoke to scientists at the 2015 FABBS Council of Representatives Annual Meeting. She described the amount of time she spends on Capitol Hill interacting with Members of Congress who want to know more about NSF. “I spend a lot of time on the Hill, 150 visits as of 2 months ago.” Córdova has only been on the job since April 2014.
  • Milkman presented with Early Career Impact Award at Society for Judgment and Decision Making »
    Most of us have a few important items that always seem to fall to the bottom of the to-do list, like opening a retirement account, getting a flu shot, or exercising. Despite their significance for long-term health and well-being, these behaviors become victims of our busy lives, of procrastination, and of the temptation of more appealing activities. Fortunately, University of Pennsylvania professor Katherine Milkman has found strategies to help us prioritize the things that we know are good for us. Milkman is the 2015 FABBS Foundation Early Career Impact Award winner from the Society for Judgment and Decision Making.
  • FABBS Foundation Announces 2016 Early Career Award Winners »
    The FABBS Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 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 fourth year, we are honoring four outstanding scientists representing a broad array of research. The scientists will receive the award at their nominating society’s 2016 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 2014 Highlights

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FABBS and FABBS Foundation 2014 Highlights

Read about our activities in 2014 »



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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