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Welcome to the website of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS). The Board monitors advances and developments in the behavioral, cognitive, and sensory sciences and serves as an intellectual resource for the National Research Council, as well as public policy makers, as to how these advances and developments are creating opportunities or potential problems for public policy.

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Recent Reports

Report
The Context of Military Environments: An Agenda for Basic Research on Social and Organizational Factors Relevant to Small Units

CME coverLThis report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences presents recommendations to the U.S. Army Research Institute for a program of basic scientific research on the roles of social and organizational contextual factors, such as organizational institutions, culture, and norms, as determinants and moderators of the performance of individual soldiers and small units.

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Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Common Rule Consensus Cover LThis new report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, is the product of a consensus study to inform the efforts of the federal government in revising regulations (the “Common Rule”) that protect human participants in research.


New Video Available based on the report!

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New Directions in Assessing Performance Potential of Individual and Groups: Workshop Summary

Assessing Individuals CoverLThis new report explores the answers to questions on making efficient and accurate assessments of large pools of job applicants, measuring individual performance potential, as well as creating group compositions to maximize collective capacity to perform. The report focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to individual and group testing in a wide range of assessment settings and conditions. It provides up-to-date information on measurement science in a number of areas as well as addressing ethical considerations.

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New Study

Call for Nominations-Study on How People Learn 2: The Science and Practice of Learning

HPL2L2BBCSS is seeking suggestions for individuals to consider for the study committee.  The study will revise and extent the previous NRC report, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School


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BBCSS is also currently seeking a Senior Program Officer for this project.  

More Information about the Position  |  Apply here

 
Coming Soon

Forthcoming Report
The Science of Team Science: The Evidence and a Path Forward

Team Science Announcement

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Winter 2014 News from BBCSS

 

Newsletter Issue 8  Find 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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