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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    House Committee Discusses the Balance of Open Science and Global Competition

    October 6, 2021

    The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology met on October 5 for a hearing to examine Balancing Open Science and Security in the

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    Addressing Stigmatizing Environments to Reduce Sexual Minorities’ Health Disparities

    Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences

    In the last two decades, the United States has been a stage for significant increase in equality for the

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    NIH September Advisory Council

    September 22, 2021
    Each of the NIH Institutes has its own advisory council that plays four key roles: performing second-level review, advising on policy,

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    Researcher Documents Benefits of Targeted Conversation in Helping Parents and Children Impacted by Discrimination

    November 1, 2021 

    Imagine a police stop. The African American woman behind the wheel is unsure about her responses to the officer,

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