News Archive

News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation

  • National Academy of Education Elects Eleven New Members »
    Eleven leaders in education were elected to membership in the National Academy of Education "for their pioneering efforts in educational research and policy development."
  • Science Societies Highlight NSF-Funded Research on Capitol Hill »
    The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) sponsored the 18th Annual Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill to highlight the excellent research funded by the National Science Foundation. Over thirty scientific societies, universities, and science organizations participated in the event, STEM Research and Education: Underpinning American Innovation, on May 15, 2012.
  • Deficit Reduction Talks to Set Stage for Decades »
    Congress returns today from a two-week recess, and much of its attention will turn to plans to reduce budget deficits and raise the country’s debt ceiling.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors John D. Bransford »
    John D. Bransford is a highly innovative contributor to the field of human cognition, especially with respect to our understanding of human learning and the design of technology-enhanced learning environments.
  • NIH Announces Fiscal Policy for FY 2011 Grant Awards »
    With passage of the final FY 2011 spending bill now complete, NIH recently announced how it will implement the 1% spending cut for FY 2011 grant awards.
  • Connecting Science with Policy for the Public Good »
    Researchers with solid data or evidence that could go a ways in crafting good policy routinely hear cries these days that they must push their findings into the public sphere for the public good. That was a major impetus for the creation of the new annual journal, Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS), produced by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences with SAGE as publisher.
  • OBSSR Releases Report on STEM Education Workshop »
    The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) released a report on Behavioral and Social in STEM Education that summarizes discussions held by numerous STEM education stakeholders during a workshop on the NIH campus on July 13, 2010.
  • 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.
  • Details Emerge on Final Spending Bill for FY 2011 »
    At long last, the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the White House were able to reach agreement on a final measure to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011.
  • Graduate Students Speaking Out on Sequestration: Join the Effort! »
    The American Physical Society (APS Physics) is spearheading an effort to let U.S. House and Senate leaders know about graduate student concerns with automatic cuts to the federal budget scheduled to begin on Jan. 2, 2012.
  • House Science Subcommittee Briefed on "Behavior Science and Security" »
    The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight invited Philip Rubin to describe the state of research in the behavioral and social sciences related to the evaluation of tools, techniques, and technologies used in security and the detection of deception.
  • FABBS Foundation Honors Harold W. Stevenson »
    Harold W. Stevenson was a psychologist whose work made conceptual and empirical contributions to our understanding of children's learning. Following the completion of his Ph.D. degree in psychology at Stanford (1951), his work on understanding the development of learning utilized experiments that typically used either animals or adults. His rigorous paradigms were employed to study learning with a focus on issues such as tangible vs. social rewards, effects of fear of failure, central and incidental learning, and visual display learning, especially television. His book, Children’s Learning (1972) became a leading source of information and his students became the leaders in pursuing our understanding of the developmental processes involved in early learning and cognition.