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FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in developing knowledge for the betterment of society by advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Membership is open to scientific societies and related organizations that share an interest in this goal.

What We Offer

We welcome scientific societies that want to work in coalition to advance the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior and disseminate exciting findings for our sciences to policy makers and the public. Member societies interact with FABBS leaders and staff to craft an advocacy and education agenda each year that draws upon the collective interests of our scientific community. Throughout the year, FABBS also identifies opportunities for our member societies, individually and collectively, to participate in the policy process.

As a member, each scientific society designates one or more representatives to serve on the FABBS Council of Representatives. These representatives and other society leaders communicate with the FABBS Board and staff throughout the year about science funding and policy and dissemination efforts. In addition, the FABBS Board and Council of Representatives meet once per year in early December to plan for the coming year. This meeting provides an opportunity to interact with the FABBS Board members who oversee advocacy and educational programming as well as recognition of eminent, senior scientists and early career scientists in our fields.

What You Pay: More Bang for the Buck

Member societies pay dues to support the work of FABBS. Dues are based on the size of the society and the number of U.S. scientists in the society. We offer discounted rates over the first two years for any society that wants to explore membership in FABBS. As a past President likes to say, “Per person, the cost of joining is less than the cost of an appetizer!” In other words, joining is good for your budget and good for our sciences!

FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in developing knowledge for the betterment of society by advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Membership is open to scientific societies and related organizations that share an interest in this goal. FABBS is also supported by academic units and specialty areas of our sciences, as well as corporations that see the need for sustained investments in our sciences. Learn how to get involved with the work of FABBS »

There are no individual scientific memberships in FABBS, but we encourage interested individuals to get engaged in our organization through a member society or volunteer work with FABBS. Please contact us with your ideas »

The scientific societies that have joined our coalition are:

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

AAPB’s mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice.

Annual Meeting: 3/23/22 – 3/26/22 (Irving, Texas)


Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior through research, education, and practice.

Annual Meeting: 5/28/22 – 05/30/22 (Boston, Massachusetts)

Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

The continuing mission of ABMR is to provide a forum for established scientists and thought leaders working in the field of behavioral medicine, where cutting-edge ideas can be exchanged in an informal, yet scientifically charged atmosphere. 

Annual Meeting: 6/26/22- 6/30/22 (Woodstock, Vermont)

American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Annual Meeting: 4/21/22 – 4/26/22 (San Diego, California)

American Psychological Association

The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. For the latest news and events at APA, check out the latest issue of Psychological Science Agenda, the official newsletter of the APA Science Directorate.

Annual Meeting: 8/4/22 – 8/6/22 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

American Psychosomatic Society

The American Psychosomatic Society is committed to advancing and integrating the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease.

Annual Meeting: 3/8/23 -3/11/23 (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Behavior Genetics Association

The purpose of the Behavior Genetics Association is to promote the scientific study of the interrelationship of genetic mechanisms and behavior, both human and animal; to encourage and aid the education and training of research workers in the field of behavior genetics; and to aid in the dissemination and interpretation to the general public of knowledge concerning the interrelationship of genetics and behavior, and its implications for health and human development and education.

Annual Meeting: 6/22/22 – 6/25/22 (Los Angeles, California)

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) is committed to the development of mind and brain research aimed at investigating the psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of cognition. The term cognitive neuroscience has now been with us for almost three decades, and identifies an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the nature of thought.

Annual Meeting: 4/23/22 – 4/26/22 (San Francisco)

Cognitive Science Society

The Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers from many fields who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in disciplines comprising the field of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.

Annual Meeting: 7/22 (Hybrid: Virtual and in Toronto, Canada)

Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

The Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) is a society constituted of Chairs and Heads of Departments of Psychology or other equivalent administrative units which are authorized to offer graduate degrees in psychology in institutions accredited by their regional accrediting association. COGDOP began as an informal group which met in conjunction with APA in the mid 1960s. COGDOP is now a major resource for departmental administrators.

Annual Meeting: 2/11/22 – 2/13/22 (Irving, Texas)

Flux: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

The Flux Society’s purpose is to advance the understanding of human brain development by serving as a forum for professional and student scientists, physicians, and educators to: exchange information and educate the next generation of developmental cognitive neuroscience researchers; make widely available scientific research findings on brain development; encourage translational research to clinical populations; promote public information by discussing implications on the fields of education, health, juvenile law, parenting, and mental health, and encourage further progress in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience. 

Annual Meeting: 9/7/22 – 9/9/22 (Paris, France)

International Congress of Infant Studies

ICIS is committed to advancing the understanding of infant learning and development across the globe through the creation, dissemination and promotion of leading edge science.

Next Congress: 7/7/22 – 7/10/22 (Ottawa, Canada)

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

International Society for Development Psychobiology’s mission is to:

  • Foster application of the valid findings of research to human affairs in a way beneficial to mankind
  • Promote and encourage research on the development of behavior in all organisms including man, with special attention to the effects of biological factors operating at any level of organization. Such research may involve both descriptive and experimental methods and be undertaken under either natural or controlled conditions.
  • Facilitate communication of research results and theory in the area of Developmental Psychobiology through the use of both professional and popular printed media and through the presentation of papers at meetings of the Society.

Annual Meeting: 11/9/22 – 11/11/22 (San Diego, California)

National Academy of Neuropsychology

The mission of the National Academy of Neuropsychology is to advance neuropsychology as a science and health profession, to promote human welfare, and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships.

Annual Meeting: 10/12/22 – 10/15/22 (Denver, Colorado)

The Psychonomic Society

The mission of the Psychonomic Society is to foster the science of cognition through the advancement and communication of basic research in experimental psychology and allied sciences.

Annual Meeting: 11/17/22 – 11/20/22 (Boston, Massachusetts)

Society of Behavioral Medicine

SBM is a nonprofit organization composed of researchers, clinicians, educators, industry professionals, and policymakers from more than 20 healthcare disciplines. They focus on behavioral, psychosocial, environmental, and biomedical theory, knowledge, and interventions relevant to health and disease.

Annual Meeting: 4/26/23 – 4/29/23 (Phoenix, Arizona)

Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

The Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) is an interdisciplinary scientific organization dedicated to the study of hormonal processes and neuroendocrine systems that regulate behavior. SBN members conduct research on myriad organisms across a diversity of contexts, including field-based investigations of animals in their natural habitats, laboratory research on important model systems, and clinical research on a variety of topics directly related to human health.

Annual Meeting: 6/26/22 – 6/30/22 (Atlanta, Georgia)

Society for Computation in Psychology

The purpose of the Society is to increase and diffuse knowledge of the use of computers in psychological research, and other professional activities. The Society is a non-profit organization of interested researchers.

Annual Meeting: 11/17/22 (Boston, MA)

Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) is a scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of social psychology.

Annual Meeting: 10/13/22 – 10/15/22 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Society for Judgment and Decision Making

The Society for Judgment and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary academic organization dedicated to the study of normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of decision. Its members include psychologists, economists, organizational researchers, decision analysts, and other decision researchers.

Annual Meeting: 11/10/22 – 11/13/22 (San Diego, California)

Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

The Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology was founded in 1960 to encourage the development of psychological theory and knowledge in the context of multivariate designs, multivariate statistical analysis, and multivariate quantitative methodology, broadly construed.  Its members include specialists in statistics, psychometrics and methodology as well as psychological researchers of personality, development, cognition, organizations, education and social psychology who incorporate multivariate systems into their theories and experiments.

Annual Meeting: October 2022

Society for Mathematical Psychology

The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation.

Annual Meeting: 07/23/22 – 07/27/22 (Toronto, Canada)

Society for Psychophysiological Research

Founded in 1960, the Society for Psychophysiological Research is an international scientific society with worldwide membership. The purpose of the Society is to foster research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behavior. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific literature, including the journal Psychophysiology, and holds annual meetings for presentation and discussion of original theory and research, instrumentation and methodology, and new directions and standards in the field.

Annual Meeting: 09/28/22 – 10/02/22 (Vancouver)

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists opportunities to apply their knowledge and insights to the critical problems of today’s world.

  • SPSSI fosters and funds research on social issues through annual awards and programs of small research grants and disseminates research findings through its scholarly journals, sponsored books, specialized conferences, and its convention programs.
  • With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Society influences public policy through its publications and the advocacy efforts of its members, fellows, and staff.
  • SPSSI encourages public education and social activism on social issues and facilitates information exchange through its newsletter and electronic dsicussion groups.
  • The Society’s mission is extended to the global arena by a team of representatives who cover developments at UN headquarters in New York and Geneva. SPSSI has been represented at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) since 1987. SPSSI serves as a consultant to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Annual Meeting: 6/24/22 – 6/26/22 (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Society for Research in Child Development

The Society for Research in Child Development is a membership association that advances developmental science and promotes its use to improve human lives. The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings. Our goals are pursued through a variety of programs with the cooperation and service of our governing council, standing committees, and members.

Biennial Meeting: 5/2/22 – 5/4/22 (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA)

Society for Research in Psychopathology

The purposes of the Corporation shall include the following:

  • To promote the conduct and communication of scientific research in the field of psychopathology.
  • To encourage education and training in those fields of science that contribute to research in psychopathology.
  • To publish from time to time such books, journals, or other publications and to hold conferences and other meetings that are likely to further the aims of the Society.

Annual Meeting: 9/8/22 – 9/11/22 (Philadelphia)

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading

The Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) was created in 1993 by Ronald P. Carver. The purpose of SSSR is to promote the scientific study of reading and to disseminate information about reading and related areas such as language and literacy.

Annual Meeting: 7/13/22 – 7/16/22 (Newport Beach, California)

Society for Text & Discourse

The Society for Text & Discourse is an international society of researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and text analysis. The purpose of the Society is to consolidate research in discourse processing and to enhance communication among researchers in different disciplines. A second objective of the society is to contribute to the education and professional development of those in the field or entering the field.

Annual Meeting: 7/19/22 – 7/21/22 (Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia)

Vision Sciences Society

The Vision Sciences Society is committed to progress in understanding vision, and its relation to cognition, action and the brain. Our primary goal is to host a yearly meeting where both new and established investigators from diverse disciplines and scientific perspectives present and discuss their work in a relaxed informal setting.

Annual Meeting: 5/13/22 – 5/18/22 (St. Pete Beach, Florida)