Membership

FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in developing knowledge for the betterment of society by advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Membership is open to scientific societies and related organizations that share an interest in this goal. FABBS is also supported by academic units and corporations that see the need for sustained investments in our sciences. Learn how to get involved with the work of FABBS »

There are no individual scientific memberships in FABBS, but we encourage interested individuals to get engaged in our organization through a member society or volunteer work with FABBS or the FABBS Foundation. Please contact us with your ideas »

The scientific societies that have joined our coalition are:

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American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Annual Meeting:
 4/16/15 - 4/20/15 (Chicago, IL) 

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American Psychological Association

The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

Annual Meeting:
 8/7/14 - 8/10/14 (Washington, DC)

For the latest news and events at APA, check out the latest issue of Psychological Science Agenda, the official newsletter of the APA Science Directorate.

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Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

AAPB's mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice.

Annual Meeting
: 3/11/15 - 3/14/15 (Austin, TX)

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Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior through research, education, and practice.

Annual Meeting
: 5/222/15 - 5/26/15 (San Antonio, TX)

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Behavior Genetics Association

The purpose of the Behavior Genetics Association is to promote the scientific study of the interrelationship of genetic mechanisms and behavior, both human and animal; to encourage and aid the education and training of research workers in the field of behavior genetics; and to aid in the dissemination and interpretation to the general public of knowledge concerning the interrelationship of genetics and behavior, and its implications for health and human development and education.

Annual Meeting:
 6/18/15-6/21/15 (San Diego, CA)

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Cognitive Science Society

The Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers from many fields who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in disciplines comprising the field of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.

Annual Meeting:
 7/22/15 - 7/25/15 (Pasadena, CA)

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International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

International Society for Development Psychobiology’s mission is to: 

  • Foster application of the valid findings of research to human affairs in a way beneficial to mankind
  • Promote and encourage research on the development of behavior in all organisms including man, with special attention to the effects of biological factors operating at any level of organization. Such research may involve both descriptive and experimental methods and be undertaken under either natural or controlled conditions.
  • Facilitate communication of research results and theory in the area of Developmental Psychobiology through the use of both professional and popular printed media and through the presentation of papers at meetings of the Society.

Annual Meeting: 11/12/14-11/15/14 (Washington DC)

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Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society

The Society was created to:

  • Promote research of brain behavior relationships.
  • Enhance communications among those scientific disciplines which can contribute to the understanding of brain-behavior relationship and neuropsychological disorders.
  • Enhance education into neuropsychological disorders.

Annual Meeting: 6/15 (Boston, MA)

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National Academy of Neuropsychology

The mission of the National Academy of Neuropsychology is to advance neuropsychology as a science and health profession, to promote human welfare, and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships.

Annual Meeting:
 11/12/14 - 11/15/14 (Fajardo, PR)

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The Psychonomic Society

The Psychonomic Society promotes the communication of scientific research in psychology and allied sciences. 

Annual Meeting:
 11/20/14 - 11/23/14 (Long Beach, CA)  

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Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) is an interdisciplinary scientific organization dedicated to the study of hormonal processes and neuroendocrine systems that regulate behavior. SBN members conduct research on myriad organisms across a diversity of contexts, including field-based investigations of animals in their natural habitats, laboratory research on important model systems, and clinical research on a variety of topics directly related to human health.

Annual Meeting: 8/17/14 - 8/20/14 (Sydney, Australia)

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Society for Computers in Psychology

The purpose of the Society is to increase and diffuse knowledge of the use of computers in psychological research, and other professional activities. The Society is a non-profit organization of interested researchers.

Annual Meeting: 11/20/14 (Long Beach, CA)  

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Society for Judgment and Decision Making

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of decision. Its members include psychologists, economists, organizational researchers, decision analysts, and other decision researchers.

Annual Meeting:
 11/21/14 - 11/24/14 (Long Beach, CA)

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Society for Mathematical Psychology

The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation.

Annual Meeting:
 TBD 

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Society for Personality and Social Psychology

The Society fosters scientific research in personality and social psychology by publishing scientific journals, organizing an annual conference, and maintaining close ties with science advocacy offices in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) was founded in 1974 when the leadership of Division 8 of the American Psychological Association decided to incorporate as an independent organization. Today, SPSP includes more than 5,000 members from around the world who study a wide array of subfields.

Annual Meeting:
 2/26/15 - 2/28/15 (Long Beach, CA) 

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Society for Psychophysiological Research

Founded in 1960, the Society for Psychophysiological Research is an international scientific society with worldwide membership. The purpose of the Society is to foster research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behavior. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific literature, including the journal Psychophysiology, and holds annual meetings for presentation and discussion of original theory and research, instrumentation and methodology, and new directions and standards in the field.

Annual Meeting:
 9/10/14 - 9/14/14 (Atlanta, GA) 

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Society for Research in Psychopathology

The purposes of the Corporation shall include the following:

  • To promote the conduct and communication of scientific research in the field of psychopathology.
  • To encourage education and training in those fields of science that contribute to research in psychopathology.
  • To publish from time to time such books, journals, or other publications and to hold conferences and other meetings that are likely to further the aims of the Society.

Annual Meeting: 9/18/14 - 9/21/14 (Chicago, IL) 

, 9/19/2013 - 9/22/2013

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Society for Text & Discourse

The Society for Text & Discourse is an international society of researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and text analysis. The purpose of the Society is to consolidate research in discourse processing and to enhance communication among researchers in different disciplines.  A second objective of the society is to contribute to the education and professional development of those in the field or entering the field.

Annual Meeting: 08/04/14-08/06/14 (Chicago, IL)

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Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) is a scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of social psychology. 

Annual Meeting:
 10/02/14-10/04/14 (Columbus, OH) 

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Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

The Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology was founded in 1960 to encourage the development of psychological theory and knowledge in the context of multivariate designs, multivariate statistical analysis, and multivariate quantitative methodology, broadly construed.  Its members include specialists in statistics, psychometrics and methodology as well as psychological researchers of personality, development, cognition, organizations, education and social psychology who incorporate multivariate systems into their theories and experiments.

Annual Meeting:
 10/09/14 - 10/11/14 (Nashville, TN)