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FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

Evaluating (Mis)Information: Research to Identify Effective Strategies

November 16, 2018

What do voters need to go to the booth informed?  How do people recognize when they have misconceptions?  What skills do they need to evaluate sources for accuracy and legitimacy? It is more critical now than ever for citizens to know how to sift through information and recognize when it is accurate and objective.

Jason Braasch describes an “echo chamber,” in which people with misconceptions about an issue—perhaps built upon inaccuracies compiled over time—back

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Benevolent Sexism Keeps Women from Success in Career and Home

November 16, 2018

Increasingly women are encouraged to pursue STEM careers, but as a society, we still expect these women to buy the groceries, raise the children and do the laundry. Why does it have to be so hard for women to be happy and successful in both their career and family life?

“Both men and women should enjoy career and relationship success,” states Nickola C. Overall, Ph.D., co-author of How Intimate Relationships Contribute to Gender Inequality: Sexist Attitudes Encourage

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Federal Office of Evaluation Services Seeks Research Fellows

November 16, 2018

Over the past for years, the Office of Evaluation Services (OES) within the General Services Administration has been working quietly and diligently to complete over sixty randomized evaluations of federal agency programs. Bringing insights from the behavioral and social sciences to test federal programs, scientists have been able to provide evidence upon which agencies can make informed decisions to improve programs and save money.

OES seeks applications for a new cohort

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Organizations Collaborate on Joint Response to NIH Registration and Reporting RFI

Twenty-three scientific societies and higher education associations, joined by an additional twenty-three higher education institutions, submitted a letter to NIH in response to the NIH Request for Information (RFI) on Registration and Reporting Standards for Prospective Basic Science Studies Involving Human Participants. The letter was directed to NIH’s Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak and NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research Michael Lauer.

Led by Lisa Nichols, Director of

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