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Is it All in Your Genes?

April 12, 2019

Sara Hart attended an all-girls school where everyone had similar backgrounds.  Still, not everyone earned high marks.    

“It got me thinking–why do some people perform better than others,” says Hart, now director of the Individual Differences …

Dr. Bianchi, NICHD Director, Presented at SRCD Biennial Meeting

April 12, 2019

On March 22, Dr. Diana Bianchi, Director of the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), addressed members of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), a FABBS member society. Following an interesting and …

Update on the NIH Definition of Clinical Trials and New Resource Unveiled

April 12, 2019

FABBS members will recall a consequential decision that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made in 2016, resulting in a new clinical trial definition capturing basic research that had not been previously considered clinical. If you need …

Q&A with Dr. Susan Fiske

Founding Editor of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS)

The PIBBS journal publishes invited articles, from FABBS member societies, that present brief reviews of behavioral and brain scientific findings relevant to public policy. The goal of this …

Budget Update

March 29, 2019

The budget process is in full swing on Capitol Hill. Earlier this week, House Appropriations subcommittees held numerous hearings with federal agency leadership including the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. The tone of the …

FABBS News

March 29, 2019

Nora Newcombe wins Howard Crosby Warren Medal

FABBS President, Nora Newcombe, Temple University, has been awarded the Howard Crosby Warren Medal. The Society of Experiment Psychology (SEP) issues the award in recognition of outstanding achievement in Experimental …

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