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.
Data Standards for Behavioral and Brain Sciences Webinar Series
Federal funders require data sharing with increasing attention to discoverability. Beyond compliance, there are numerous compelling reasons to share data in a way that facilitates increased searchability, effectiveness, and rigor of science. This webinar series is designed to educate FABBS members on the expectation of funders, the opportunities afforded by sharing, examples of effective databases/repositories, and clear steps forward to advance individual efforts and interoperability ofread more
White House Issues Memo Limiting Federal Agency Training on Diversity
September 24, 2020
The White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum on Sept. 4 directing federal agencies to halt any spending on employee training involving “critical race theory,” concepts such as “white privilege,” or the idea the U.S. is an “inherently racist or evil country.” The memo claims that “millions” have been spent on sessions the Trump administration deems tantamount to “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”
The documentread more
James S. Jackson, Trailblazer in Research on Race and Health (1944-2020)
September 25, 2020
James S. Jackson, a prominent social psychologist known for his path-breaking research on race, culture, and health, passed away at the age of 76 on September 1 after battling pancreatic cancer the past few years. With him at his side were his wife Toni Antonucci, Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, and daughters Ariana and Kendra. Jackson was the Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor ofread more
Shutting Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline
September 24, 2020
Once our kids are all back in school, so too will be the school resource officers, there to prevent violence yet unwittingly leaving many students feeling “scared and mistrusted,” according to new research in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
In “School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System,” researchers Tammy Hughes, Tara Raines, and Celeste Malone report that 77 percent of school resource officers who participated in a 2014 studyread more