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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.

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 the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, student success tends to be measured narrowly based on test scores, particularly in English and math.

“A common perception holds that attending to social and psychological development will

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Learning through and from Language

November 20, 2019

(photo by Megan Bean / © Mississippi State University)

News comes at us all the time, from Twitter, CNN, websites, newspapers, YouTube videos, TV, etc.  How do we determine which sources are credible, and how do we channel only those sources to form opinions?

Laura Allen, assistant professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, wants to understand how people take in, filter, and comprehend blasts of news from multiple sources–on

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NIH – FABBS Advocacy and Recent Awards

November 6, 2019

FABBS responded to NINDS Request for Comment on their strategic plan. Colleagues from National Academy for Neuropsychology (NAN), helped to inform FABBS’ comments. The submission encouraged NINDS to increase the integration of basic neuroscience/neurological research with neuropsychological research, including specific examples, as they move forward with their strategic plan. Another FABBS member society, Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, also submitted comments.

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Members Announced for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

November 6, 2019

Late last month, President Trump issued an executive order that brought new life to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), an advisory committee to advise the president on topics concerning science, technology, and innovation. Variations of this board date back to 1933 with former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Science Advisory Board, but it officially became PCAST during President George H. W. Bush’s administration in 1990.  The

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