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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.

DBASSE Advisory Committee Meets and Social Psychologist Gives the Henry and Bryna David Lecture

October 23, 2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) Advisory Committee met for their fall meeting on October 10. The open session began with an update from Russ Shilling, Chief Scientific Officer, American Psychological Association, on “Psychology, Technology and Society”. Dr. Shilling was followed by a panel of representatives from federal agencies speaking on the challenges and opportunities for social and behavioral

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Concerns About a Possible Year-Long Continuing Resolution Grow as the Deadline for the Current CR Draws Closer

October 23, 2019

On Wednesday, October 23, the Senate began debate on the first set of their fiscal year 2020 spending bills, HR 3055. This minibus includes four bills – Agriculture (S 2522), Transportation-HUD (S 2520), Interior-Environment (S 2580) and Commerce-Justice-Science (S 2584) – all received unanimous approval from the Senate Appropriation Committee last month. While this might sound encouraging, the House and Senate will need to negotiate spending levels for the individual

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House Science Committee Passes Scientific Integrity Act and Bipartisan Report on Politicization of Government Science

October 23, 2019

Last week, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology passed the
Scientific Integrity Act (H.R. 1709). The legislation
would require some federal research agencies to develop and follow clear
principles designed to protect research data, scientists and the research they
carry out from political influence. Several federal agencies have already
adopted such policies following a 2010 executive order. If enacted, this
legislation would turn the

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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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