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FABBS Honors Hazel Markus
Hazel Rose Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, co-director of SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions, and the former director of the Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
She is a social psychologist and cultural scientist recognized for her research on how cultures shape selves and on the role of selves in regulating behavior. Her work examines how nation, region, gender, social class, race,
Getting kids to eat more vegetables, easy-peasy
“Eat your vegetables” is a frequent refrain at many a family dinner table. Children are not known for their love of vegetables, and parents often find themselves prompting, cajoling, or bribing their kids to get their vitamins and minerals. But parents aren’t present at every mealtime. Even many young children eat one or more meals a day at school. How can schools get students to consume more fruits and vegetables so that their brains and bodies will get the nutrients they need toread more
Funding for Science—What Is The Path Forward?
Undoubtedly, changes in congressional and executive branch leadership portend shifting legislative and federal funding priorities. While the new Administration organizes, and Congress awaits President Trump’s first budget submission, uncertainty surrounding how agencies and programs will fare hangs in the balance.
Under normal circumstances, during the first week of February, the President would be sending Congress his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. This action officiallyread more
FABBS Issues Statement on Administration’s Order Banning People from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries
The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences calls on President Trump to rescind the Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” As an organization representing the concerns of numerous scientific societies, we value the exchange of ideas and knowledge across borders.
The United States has benefitted from the contributions of scholars and students from countries around the world. We are therefore, very concerned thatread more