News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • National Cancer Institute is Recruiting Psychological Scientists »
    The principal federal agency responsible for cancer research in the U.S. is recruiting junior and senior level scientists for its Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch.
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Highlights Need for SBS Sciences in Medical Education »
    In a recently released report, Behavioral and Social Science Foundations for Future Physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges states that “a complete medical education must include, alongside physical and biological science, the perspectives and findings that flow from the behavioral and social sciences.”
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Daniel Wegner »
    Daniel Wegner, PhD (Harvard University) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's "In Honor of..." program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
  • FABBS Foundation Brings Psychological Science to Kids »
    The FABBS Foundation and Howard University joined together at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival to show how psychological scientists study ostracism, and why it’s important to learn about it.
  • Our Scientists at Work: The Psychology Behind Going Green »
    We have habits, fears, and biases that get in the way of making all sorts of sound decisions, even when it comes to going green. Psychologist Elke Weber sheds light on why we make the decisions we do, especially when they’re not necessarily in our best interest.
  • Going Straight to the Source: How do infants learn best? »
    Infants are now exposed to more information from more sources than ever before, whether it’s books, TVs, or computers. Developmental psychologist Rachel Barr, discusses how well infants learn from select sources of information compared with how well they learn from face-to-face interactions.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Lawrence Erlbaum »
    Lawrence Erlbaum is unique in both publishing and psychological science. As the founder of his own publishing company, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Erlbaum is known for his business savvy and his dedication to disseminating academic research. His interest in psychological science and focus on making academic research available has made him a legendary figure and a respected friend to many scientists.
  • Attention Focuses on Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff »
    With the signing of the Sequestration Transparency Act, the Administration signaled its agreement to prepare a detailed plan for Congress regarding how automatic cuts to defense and non-defense programs would be impacted. The plan must be submitted to Congress within 30 days, just days after the Labor Day holiday.
  • MINERVA Research Competition for 2013 Opens »
    The MINERVA Research Initiative is a university-based basic social science research program launched by the Department of Defense in 2008. The goal is to improve the “fundamental understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.” Proposals are sought from single investigators as well as multidisciplinary and multi-institution teams.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Carolyn Rovee-Collier »
    Carolyn Rovee-Collier was born on April 7, 1942 in Nashville, TN, the daughter of a Distinguished Professor of comparative anatomy and textbook author who inculcated in her a love of science, teaching, writing, and scholarship. Carolyn’s systematic studies of infant learning and memory have had a major and broad impact on the understanding of cognitive processes during early development.
  • National Research Council Highlights Behavioral and Social Sciences in Action »
    The National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of The National Academies held a symposium, Social and Behavioral Sciences in Action, on September 24, 2012, with a focus on national security, medicine, and engineering.
  • Fairness in Workplace Key to Employee, Organizational Health »
    As an industrial-organizational psychologist, Deborah Rupp studies human behavior in the workplace. Rupp talks about how employees come to judge their workplace as fair or unfair and what that means to them and to their employers.