Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences

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Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences
AbbreviationFABBS
Formation1981
FounderGeorge Mandler, President; Ruby Takanishi, Executive Director
Headquarters1200 New York Ave., NW, Ste 459, Washington, D.C. 20005
President
Philip Rubin
Past-President
Roxane Cohen Silver
Vice President
Rae Silver
PublicationPolicy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Websitefabbs.org
Formerly called
Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (abbreviated FABBS) is a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of learned societies dedicated to psychology and related behavioral sciences. Its official journal is Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which is published by SAGE Publications.[1]

The group's stated purpose is to help improve human potential and well-being through supporting mind, brain and behavioral sciences. Functionally, FABBS communicates both to policymakers and the public about basic and applied research in these areas.[2]

History[edit]

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences was founded in 1981 as the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences. Its founding president was George Mandler.[3] In 2004, the organization established the Foundation for the Advancement of Behavioral & Brain Sciences.[4] In 2009, the organization was renamed to its current name, and the Foundation for the Advancement of Behavioral & Brain Sciences was renamed the FABBS Foundation. In 2015, the FABBS Foundation was merged into the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences.[5]

Members[edit]

Member societies of FABBS include:

Each society that is a member of FABBS pays dues to the organization to support its work.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences journal: Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences". Psychological Science Agenda. American Psychological Association. February 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. ^ "Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences - GuideStar Profile". www.guidestar.org. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  3. ^ "George Mandler Curriculum Vitae". University of California, San Diego. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  4. ^ Weiner, Irving B.; Healy, Alice F.; Proctor, Robert W. (2012-10-16). Handbook of Psychology, Experimental Psychology. John Wiley & Sons. p. 689. ISBN 9780470649930.
  5. ^ "About". Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ "Scientific Societies". Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. Retrieved 2019-01-06.

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