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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 …

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 …

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 …

A Focus on Foreign Influence in Washington, DC

October 9, 2019

Last month, Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), wrote a letter to the U.S. research community on the topic of foreign influence on our scientific enterprise. Dreoegemeier announced that the OSTP …

NAS Hosts Convenings on the Importance of Replication and Reproducibility in Science and Behavioral Science in the Intelligence Community

October 9, 2019

On September 24, the National Academies of Science brought together leaders of federal science agencies, researchers, and representatives from scientific societies and foundations for the Reproducibility and Replicability in Science: Next Steps Symposium. 

The report and convening …

Q & A with Arthur “Skip” Lupia, NSF

October 9, 2019

Dr. Arthur Lupia is Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation. In that capacity, he serves as head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE). He also serves the Hal …

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