Public Interest


FABBS accomplishes its educational mission by communicating interesting findings to public audiences – from youth to adults.  We engage public audiences in several ways:

Research to Policy

Through this program, science writers write news articles and describe in public-friendly terms some of the latest research from the FABBS journal, Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS). While the PIBBS journal presents original research and reviews of scientific areas that are relevant to public policy, science writers translate the articles so that the general public will have an appreciation for the research that is done and why it’s important. Learn more…

Webinars and Public Lectures

Through public lectures and webinars, FABBS hosts conversations on connecting behavioral and brain sciences to policy, facilitates dialogue among our member societies, and provides a forum for researchers to share their work with the public. See Recent and Upcoming Events

Youth Outreach

FABBS aims to inspire the next generation of scientists through programming that highlights the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior for youth Through activities such as the USA Science and Engineering Festival, FABBS and its member scientific societies sponsor scientists who engage with the kids on topics relevant to them, demonstrate how the research is conducted, and explain how scientific findings are drawn from the data.  Learn more…


Through our work with scientific societies and federal agencies, we often find resources that do a nice job of explaining complicated areas of science in a public-friendly way. On this page, we collect some of our favorites.  Learn more…