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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.

FABBS Honors Steven Hollon

October 23, 2019

Steven D. Hollon, Ph.D. is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on the nature and treatment of depression, with a particular emphasis on the enduring effects of psychosocial treatments. He is a past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the former editor of Cognitive Therapy and Research. He is the recipient of awards for Distinguished Scientific and Distinguished

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Q&A with Karen Murphy, AERA, PIBBS Co-Editor

October 23, 2019

P. Karen Murphy (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. She was a co-editor for the latest issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS), which has a focus on education research.

How did you decide which topics/articles to include in this issue? 

This is our second issue highlighting education research.  In the first education-focused issue, our goal

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Honors in Our Sciences

October 9, 2019

Roxane Cohen Silver, FABBS President-Elect, was awarded The Application
of Personality and Social Psychology Award by the Society for Personality
and Social Psychology. Silver studies the acute and long-term reactions of both
personal traumas and community-wide disasters such as the September 11
terrorist attacks, the 2010 Chilean earthquake, and Hurricanes
Harvey and Irma. This award is a senior career award that honors a social
or personality psychologist who has applied

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Without a Need for the Closet, Kids are Just Kids

October 9, 2019

When preschoolers identify
with a gender that is different than their birth sex, do they suffer more depression
than other children? Do they feel the same way about their gender identity as
other children their age? What clothes do they prefer to wear?

Photo by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Psychology professor Kristina Olson, director of the TransYouth Project at the University of Washington, is working with families across the United States and

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