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FABBS News Highlights: October 10, 2019

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October 10, 2019



Q & A



Q & A with Arthur “Skip” Lupia, NSF



Dr. Arthur Lupia is Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation. In that capacity, he serves as head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE).


We asked him some questions regarding the repositioning of programs in SBE.  Read more  »






NAS Hosts Convenings on the Importance of Replication and Reproducibility in Science and Behavioral Science in the Intelligence Community


On September 24, the National Academies of Science brought together leaders of federal science agencies, researchers, and representatives from scientific societies and foundations for the Reproducibility and Replicability in Science: Next Steps Symposium.  Read more  »






A Focus on Foreign Influence in Washington, DC


Last month, Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote a letter to the U.S. research community announcing that OSTP will be holding meetings at academic institutions across the country as part of the efforts of the Joint Committee on the Research Environment. Read more  »


EARLY CAREER SPOTLIGHT: Kristina Olson, PhD, University of Washington



Without a Need for the Closet, Kids are Just Kids



When preschoolers identify with a gender that is different than the one assigned at birth, do they suffer more depression than other children? Do they feel the same way about their gender identity as other children their age? What clothes do they prefer to wear?


Psychology professor Kristina Olson, director of the TransYouth Project at the University of Washington, is working with families across the United States and Canada to find answers to these and other questions. So far the results are positive.   Read more  »






Honors in Our Sciences


Roxane Cohen Silver, FABBS President-Elect, was awarded The Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Two MacArthur genius grants were also awarded to scientists in our field. Read more  »










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FABBS News Highlights is a semi-monthly electronic newsletter published by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences with the goals of keeping scientists updated on federal budget and policy issues affecting the sciences of mind, brain and behavior; recognizing the research contributions of leading scientists; and sharing research findings to inform policies and programs.


Editor: Juliane Baron

Contributors: Juliane Baron, Megan Kamphouse, Diana Liao, Jennifer Anderson



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