Cognitive Psychology in the Real World

Can Cognitive Science Help Make Driving Safe?

How does psychology make transportation safer? Watch for a glimpse into how the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) use human factors research and testing techniques to make sure we stay safe on the roads.

Can Cognitive Science Help Detect Cancer?

How do the cognitive sciences save women’s lives? Watch this short video to learn more about breast cancer detection and how cognitive science helps inform how radiologists can best perform their jobs.

Can Cognitive Science Improve Airport Security?

How do the cognitive sciences help keep us safe? Watch for a short overview of how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses principles of psychology to ensure officers can do their jobs effectively.

Can Cognitive Science Help with Stroke Recovery?

How do the cognitive sciences help with brain injury? Watch for a short overview of some of the work done in the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

How Does Science Make its Way into Policy Decisions?

Once the research is done, how do we use it to inform policy to benefit the general public? Watch for an overview of FABBS’ role in connecting scientists to policymakers, and promoting our societies’ sciences.


This research would not have been possible without federal funding from various agencies including:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Transportation Security Administration

These videos were made possible thanks to generous support from SAGE Publishing.