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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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New Project

Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: A Decadal Survey

BBCSS has launched a major initiative investigating how the social and behavioral sciences might help inform issues involved in national security. The focus is on identifying cutting-edge areas of science that could blossom in meaningful ways in the coming decade. Creative, thoughtful, and unique ideas will be discussed and explored. This project is entirely unclassified.

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Call for Nominations

We are seeking suggestions for individuals to consider for this study committee.

Information about how to submit suggestions

Recent Reports

Ending Discrimination against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change

Stigma Change coverThis report explores discrimination, negative attitudes, and stereotyping faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services for themselves and others.

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Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: How Social and Behavioral Factors Affect Health at Older Ages

Successful_Aging_LResearch has identified many behavioral, social, and biological factors that are associated with healthy aging.  On June 11-12, 2015, BBCSS held a workshop to explore research strategies and ways to build on existing knowledge about influences on aging.  This report provides a brief summary of the workshop discussions.

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Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

Team Science coverLThis report synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling a science team; leadership, education, and professional development for science teams and groups.  The report offers public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers.

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Upcoming Events

Summit on Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security

October 4-5, 2016
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Washington, DCThis summit will kick off a new study that will identify potential contributions of the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) in areas relevant to national security.

Invited presentations from a range of SBS disciplines will identify emerging and cutting-edge research that may have implications for the intelligence community. Speakers will include Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Sciences, and David Honey, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Note that this project is unclassified.  The summit will be open to the public.

More Information about the summit

Register  |  Agenda (coming soon)


Biannual Meeting
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Science

Keck CenterNovember 10-11, 2016
Keck Center, Room 106
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

The open session of the meeting will likely be held the afternoon of November 10th.  Check back here later for more information.

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August 2016 News from BBCSS

 

August 2016 NewsletterFind out more about recent and upcoming activities of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences in the latest edition of our newsletter.

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