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Optimism Remains for a Federal Budget Deal

November 15, 2017

With time winding down before the current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on December 8th, Washington, DC is abuzz with speculation about how Congress will fund the federal government in Fiscal Year 2018. Already two months into the …

Why “Just Say No” Programs Don’t Prevent Alcohol Misuse

September 21st, 2017

Youth programs with a “just say no” approach to preventing substance use have proven largely ineffective. Researchers have known this for over a decade, but now studies are helping to explain why. Alcohol misuse results from a …

FABBS Honors Robert Siegler

September 21st, 2017

Robert S. Siegler is currently Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University; as of September 1, 2018, he will be Schiff Foundation Professor of Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research focuses on …

Better Risk Literacy = Better Decisions

September 21st, 2017

Studies have suggested a correlation between good decision-making and intelligence, but scientist Edward Cokely and his colleagues have found there is a much better predictor of whether people will make decisions that benefit them, regardless of their …

House, Senate Seek Increases for NIH; Slightly Lower Levels for IES in Senate

September 21st, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3354 on September 14th, an eight-bill spending package that would provide funding for most of the federal government for FY 2018. Included in the package was the Labor, Health and …

Funding for NSF Advances in House, but Faces Challenge

September 21st, 2017

On September 14th, the U.S. House passed a package of eight spending bills, including one that would fund the National Science Foundation for FY 2018. The NSF is funded through the Commerce, Justice, Science bill, a bill …

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