News from FABBS

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.

Q & A with Arthur Lupia, NSF Assistant Director, on Challenges and Directions for SBE

October 30, 2018

Just after Labor Day, Arthur (Skip) Lupia, joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) as an Assistant Director and Director for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate. We asked him about the challenges the Directorate has faced and his vision for SBE.

What are your priorities for the SBE Directorate in the upcoming year? 

Thank you for asking. In many ways, it has never been a better time to be a social and behavioral scientist. When

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FABBS is on the Move!

September 20, 2018

On September 15th, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) moved its offices a half-mile down the road and closer to the center of Washington, DC (near Metro Center).

Our new address is:

1300 I St. NW
Suite 400E
Washington, DC 20005


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Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Joins FABBS

September 20, 2018

FABBS is pleased to welcome the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) to its coalition of scientific societies whose members share an interest in the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. SPSSI was founded in 1936, organized by a “national group of socially minded psychologists” who were interested in bringing science to bear on social and economic issues.

A guiding philosophy of the organization was provided by noted social psychologist,

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Capitol Hill Event Honors Silly Science with Lasting Impact

September 20, 2018

The 2018 Golden Goose Award ceremony took place on September 13th at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. The Golden Goose Award honors federally-funded research that may have at first seemed “silly”, frivolous, or obscure, but have led to breakthroughs with lasting and broad impact.

The event began with an introduction from Rush Holt, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a founding organization of the awards. Holt reminded the

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