PIBBSexplores how research in the behavioral and brain sciences can inform policy, practice, and programs that affect our lives. The current issue ofPIBBS, “Policy Insights from Biobehavioral Sciences,” features the policy implications of research in several areas:
How does risk perception in the brain relate to designing effective public health campaigns?
Why is the quality of home language environment vital for academic achievement?
What interventions on maternal stress and environmental toxins could potentially reduce poverty levels?
How is the science of the biology of sex relevant to major policy areas?
Policymakers, teachers, parents, therapists, and researchers all can benefit from these accessible, expert perspectives.