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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.

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 researchers publishing findings
that turn out to be hard for others to confirm. This pattern is actually not
new, and calling it a crisis may be overblown, according to psychologists Joseph Lee Rodgers and Patrick Shrout.

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FABBS Honors Susan Goldman

April 25, 2019

Dr. Susan R. Goldman began her distinguished career by obtaining her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 after earning a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University. Since earning her Ph.D., she has taught at Emory University, University of California, Santa Barbara, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor. From 2001 to 2007 she served as Co-Director of UIC’s

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FABBS Releases Two More Videos – Does Cognitive Science Improve Cancer Detection and Stroke Recovery?

April 12, 2019

FABBS has released two more videos in its “Cognitive Psychology in the Real World” series. These videos provide examples of how cognitive science keeps us safe and healthy in our daily lives.

One of the new videos is “Can
Cognitive Science Help Detect Cancer?” which explains how the science of
visual attention used in conjunction with computer-aided technologies help
radiologists detect breast cancer. The video features Rachel Brem, MD, Director
of Breast Imaging

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Update on the NIH Definition of Clinical Trials and New Resource Unveiled

April 12, 2019

FABBS members will recall a
consequential decision that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made in
2016, resulting in a new clinical trial definition capturing basic research
that had not been previously considered clinical. If you need a refresher on
the topic, or why this is a problem and what has happened over the past couple
of years, there are some resources at the end of this article. You can also
watch a new talk about the issue by FABBS Immediate-past-President,

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