News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- FABBS Foundation Honors Beth Sulzer-Azaroff »
Dr. Beth Sulzer-Azaroff is internationally recognized for her pioneering work in applied behavior analysis. She is perhaps most recognized for the development of strategies to enhance learning and quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Through her research, teaching, textbooks and the work of her academic progeny she has improved the lives of children, adults, families and workers throughout the world.
- New Research By James Coan Takes “A Fresh Look at Our Selves” »
The brain’s capacity to make that distinction [between self and others] may not be clear-cut—especially when it comes to threatening situations involving someone we care about, says James Coan, a psychological scientist who specializes in the neuroscience of emotional expression.
- Capitol Hill Update and the “Devastating” Impact of Sequestration »
In what is typically a busy appropriations time of the year, add to it a great deal of discussion about the upcoming sequestration set to begin in January 2013. The sequestration was put into motion with the Budget Control Act (BCA), signed into law in 2011 following negotiations between Congress and the President over the debt ceiling and deficits. Sequestration provides for automatic cuts of an estimated 8-10 percent to the domestic, discretionary part of the federal budget–meaning to agencies that fund much of the nation’s scientific research.
- NIH Announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities »
The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities has become the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
- NAS to Organize Planning Meeting on Possible Development of K-12 Behavioral and Social Sciences Education Framework »
The National Academies is awarding “modest” internal funding to DBASSE to organize a “planning meeting to assess the feasibility of a full panel study of frameworks for social and behavioral science education in the elementary and secondary grades.”
- Guidance Available for NSF Data Management Plans »
Beginning January 18, 2011, proposals submitted to NSF must have a Data Management Plan.
- FABBS Elects New Board Members »
FABBS is pleased to welcome three new scientists to its board: Victoria Luine, PhD, Peter Salovey, PhD, and Dorothy Fragaszy, PhD.
- OppNet Conference Helps Shape Future Research in Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Research »
NIH held a conference on October 28-29, 2010, in Washington, DC, to generate innovative scientific ideas and set a direction for the remaining three years of the OppNet initiative.
- FY 2011 Science Funding Levels in Question »
In one week, the 2010 elections will be completed, and it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen with federal spending bills during the lame-duck session.
- Graduate Students Describe the Appeal of Human Factors Research »
Nicole Werner and Haneen Saqer, second-year doctoral students in the human factors program at George Mason University, describe the appeal of human factors research.
- Driving Simulator Steers Kids from Texting at the Wheel: Applied Psychology Popular at Science Festival on the National Mall »
The FABBS Foundation joined forces with the George Mason University’s Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program to organize a booth at the nation’s first-ever science and engineering festival, held October 23-24, 2010, in Washington, DC.
- Mishkin Receives National Medal of Science »
Mortimer Mishkin, PhD, has been named by President Obama as one of 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science.