News from FABBS

Q&A with Dr. Philip Rubin, Incoming FABBS President

January 13, 2022 

Philip Rubin, PhD

What inspired you to become President of the FABBS board?

My experience with FABBS goes back over twenty years. I first became aware of the organization in 2000, when I took a leave from my position as a senior scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT, where I was doing psychological research and computational modeling related to the biological bases of speech and other cognitive activities, to serve as the Director of the

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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 the age of 76 on September 1 after battling pancreatic cancer the past few years. With him at his side were his wife Toni Antonucci, Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, and daughters Ariana and Kendra. Jackson was the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of

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Dr. Ruby Takanishi, Founding Executive Director of FABBS – In Memoriam

September 10, 2020

With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Dr. Ruby Takanishi, the founding Executive Director of FABBS.

As we commemorate 40 years of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, we will be asking the former FABBS Executive Directors to reflect on their time in the role.

We lost Dr. Takanishi before we had the opportunity to speak with her directly. Reflections for this profile were drawn from: SRCD Oral History with Ruby

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FABBS Honors Paul Rozin

March 11, 2020

Paul Rozin is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1956. As a student of Jean Mayer at Harvard University, he received his Ph.D. in Biology and Psychology in 1961. After two years as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s School of Public Health, he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Rozin is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, has twice been

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