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Social and Emotional Learning Vital to Student Success

November 20, 2019

It used to be that society deemed a well-educated student as having not only strong academics but also solid grounding in personal and social responsibility, creativity and critical thinking.  Now, according to research in Policy Insights from …

Think, Blink, or Sleep on It

September 25, 2019

Ever been advised to listen to your gut when trying to make a decision?  A new paper in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences says snap decisions concerning complex issues often are the least likely …

Demonstrating Research on Cognitive Functioning in Virtual Reality to Lawmakers

September 25, 2019

At the Coalition for Health Funding Public Health Fair, FABBS partnered with our member society, the American Psychological Association (APA), to showcase the innovative work of two University of Iowa researchers. Dr. Jodie Plumert, a psychologist, in …

Getting the Gist Requires Expertise

August 21, 2019

When the trees block the view of the forest, the consequences can be dire.  A recent paper in Policy Insights in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences looks at one component of the 2002 decision to invade Iraq …

Reading and Math, Better Together

June 13, 2019

We get it: one of the best ways to help children succeed in school and in life is to read to them.  

But math? Not so much, with some parents unaware of the importance of math …

Is Social Science Really Experiencing a Crisis?

April 25, 2019

Mainstream media frequently cover findings from psychological research, but until recently, the field itself was rarely the subject of intense public scrutiny. That has changed in recent years amid a so-called “replication crisis” – a pattern of …

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