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FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. We communicate the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these areas to policy makers and the public.

Honoring Our Scientists

FABBS recognizes both early career and eminent senior scientists who have made significant contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Public Interest

FABBS advances the public’s understanding of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior by translating research for public audiences and highlighting important resources.

Science Policy & Advocacy

FABBS conducts advocacy and educational activities on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies to highlight the value of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

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    James S. Jackson, Trailblazer in Research on Race and Health (1944-2020)

    September 25, 2020

    James S. Jackson, a prominent social psychologist known for his path-breaking research on race, culture, and health, passed away at

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    Federal Budget Process Shows Promising Signs for Research Funding

    July 15, 2021

    While attention in Congress remains focused on major infrastructure spending proposals, the annual appropriations process continues to move

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    New Guidance: Youth Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19

    July 15, 2021

    The Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), an activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), produced a rapid

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    New Guidance: Youth Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19

    July 15, 2021

    The Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), an activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), produced a rapid

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    Surviving puberty: Researcher Looks Broadly at Early Life Experiences and Genetics to Help Identify Children Who May Benefit from Clinical Interventions as They Approach Adolescence

    July 15, 2021
    Puberty and adolescence are tough times for most.  But for some teens, and even pre-teens, these years are particularly grueling and even

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