News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- NSF and Capitol Hill Communications Improve: SBE Funding Still At Risk »
For all stakeholders, there has been an eagerness to hit the “reset” button in communications between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the House Science Committee coming into the 114th Congress. NSF Director France Córdova has reached out to Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), and following a joint trip to Antarctica during the Washington, DC winter months, the relationship between the agency and the Committee has improved. For the last two years, the Committee has been in pursuit of waste at the agency, including in its award of research grants.
- NIH’s Center for Scientific Review Makes Changes »
NIH is realigning and reorganizing its study sections to “reflect changes in the science.”
- FABBS Foundation Honors Stephen J. Ceci »
Steve Ceci is the author of ~ 400 articles, books, commentaries, reviews, and chapters—many in the premier journals of the field (Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, Nature, PNAS, JEP: General, Psychological Science, BBS). He has given hundreds of invited addresses and keynote speeches around the world (Harvard, Cambridge University, Oxford, Yale, Princeton, University of Rome, University of Oslo, Max Plank Institutes in Munich and Berlin). He served on the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation for seven years (the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences), and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board of Behavioral and Sensory Sciences for six years. He has served on the editorial boards of over twenty journals.
- Uncertainty Abounds in Fiscal Future »
The new House majority, eager to fulfill campaign promises, has begun the rollout of weekly bills to cut spending.
- Psychologist Swingle Presented with Early Career Impact Award »
It's easy to see how the ubiquity of digital media is changing our lives, but how is it affecting our physical and mental health? “The short answer is that our brains are speeding up, but not in a good way,” according to psychologist Mari Swingle, 2015 FABBS Foundation Early Career Impact Award winner from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. “People are walking around in a constant state of hyperarousal,” and that has serious consequences for brain architecture and functioning, says Swingle. Her research and clinical observations have led her to conclude that excessive use of digital media are contributing to skyrocketing rates of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health issues in both adults and children.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Robert Glaser »
Robert Glaser, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- Our Scientists at Work: How Watching the Clock Affects Performance »
Where we focus our attention affects how we perceive the passage of time. Pay attention to a task at hand, and time flies. Pay attention to the passage of time, and things seem to slow. Cognitive psychologist Joseph Magliano explains why.
- Join the FABBS Foundation for a Science Café on "Enhancing Children’s Learning" »
RSVP today to attend the next FABBS Foundation Science Cafe on March 24, 2011, in Washington, DC, focused on enhancing children's learning.
- Scientists Prepare for District Science Advocacy Week »
In a joint partnership effort, FABBS joined forces with its largest member society, the American Psychological Association, to organize a science advocacy training webinar. The goal was to prepare scientists to visit their Member of Congress back home in the district and lend their voices in support of science funding.
- CR 6.0 Update »
As we move toward the midway point for FY 2011, the federal government is operating under its third Continuing Resolution (CR), a CR that expires at midnight on March 18, 2011.
- Behavioral Science Research and Cybersecurity »
The U. S. House of Representatives put new policies in place to strengthen cybersecurity; new policies aim to improve staff training, among other measures. According to Roll Call, the Senate sergeant-at-arms office recognized the importance of the human side of the cybersecurity problem: “Although technical solutions… go a long way toward protecting online information, end users are still the first and most effective line of defense.” In response to the many highly publicized attacks on the financial and health sectors, among others, efforts are underway to improve both the technological and human sides of the problem.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Marilynn Brewer »
Marilynn B. Brewer, PhD (The Ohio State University and University of New South Wales) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.